45K barrels of bourbon reportedly destroyed in Jim Beam warehouse fire

Versailles, Kentucky—A massive fire destroyed a Jim Beam warehouse in northern Kentucky on Wednesday, but officials said no one was injured. Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze at a warehouse in Versailles, which is filled with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon. 

Two barrel warehouses caught fire late Tuesday night. One warehouse initially caught fire with flames spreading to the second structure, Drew Chandler of Woodford County Emergency Management told CBS affiliate WLKY-TV

Crews were able to put one out, but the other kept burning for hours. Chandler said it may have been caused by lightning.

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