Skip to main content
Global Edition
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Why The Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Can't Be Put Out

Credit: Wochit News
Duration: 00:32s 0 shares 1 views

Why The Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Can't Be Put Out
Why The Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Can't Be Put Out

A fire levelled two Jim Beam bourbon warehouses on Tuesday.

Business Insider reports that the fire hasn't been put out with water, because water runoff could poison wildlife in nearby rivers.

One of the warehouses in Woodford County, Kentucky, is still burning after more than two days.

It is so close to Glenns Creek, a tributary of the Kentucky River, that there is a risk to putting it out.

Spraying the fire with water could send bourbon-infused runoff into the river, killing masses of fish.

Contact your |local office| for all commercial or promotional uses.||For editorial use only.

Additional clearance required for commercial or promotional use, contact your local office for assistance.

Any commercial or promotional use of Bloomberg content requires Bloomberg's prior written consent.

Related news coverage

Advertisement

More coverage

Kentucky bourbon fire still burning

Rumble

A massive fire that destroyed a Kentucky Jim Beam bourbon warehouse containing some 45,000 barrels of whiskey on Wednesday may have..

GMK 7/04

WTVQ Lexington, KY

Overnight fire LIVE

WTVQ Lexington, KY