A Jim Beam warehouse containing 45,000 barrels of whiskey near Lexington, Ky. caught fire late Tuesday night and the firefighters were still fighting the massive alcohol-fueled blaze Wednesday.
The fire, in a warehouse in Versailles, Ky., reportedly started just before midnight. It held 45,000 barrels of "relatively young whiskey," according to a statement from Beam Suntory, the parent company of Jim Beam.
"We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident, and we are grateful to the courageous firefighters from multiple jurisdictions who brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading," spokeswoman Emily York told CNN in a statement. "Given the age of the lost whiskey, this fire will not impact the availability of Jim Beam for consumers."
According to officials, no injuries were reported, and it's possible the fire was started by lightning.
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