Fire Explosion: Lightning Struck A Jim Beam Warehouse In Kentucky [VIDEO]

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Fire Spray into the surface of a nearby creek.

Destroy Over 800,000 gallons of Whiskey.

Flames of alcohol whipped into spirals towards the sky. 

The perfect combination of alcohol, water and wind created firenados spiralling upwards.

Fire Explosion: Lightning Struck A Jim Beam Warehouse In Kentucky [PHOTOS]

Footage has emerged of the extraordinary blaze caused by lightning striking a whiskey factory – sparking a ‘firenado’ of flaming alcohol to be sucked up into the sky.

A Kentucky warehouse, which produces Jim Beam bourbon, was battered by lightning, heavy rain and strong winds simultaneously in 2003. Aerial footage taken during the blaze has been obtained by The Weather Channel and shows how a river of alcohol and flames spewed forth from the burning factory.

The combination of wind, rain and whiskey meant that water laced with alcohol was whipped into a funnel- sparking the fire which tore through the factory.

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Fire Explosion: Lightning Struck A Jim Beam Warehouse In Kentucky [PHOTOS]

Fire Explosion: Lightning Struck A Jim Beam Warehouse In Kentucky [PHOTOS]

It is believed that 800,000 gallons of alcohol spilled into a retention pond, causing the factory to be engulfed in a fire ball.

Fortunately, the building was situated close to a creek, meaning that the fire was eventually extinguished.  Not one was injured in the blaze.

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However, the creek became contaminated and a number of fish were killed. The Jim Beam company has paid state authorities nearly $27,000 in clean-up costs.

The brand is one of the most popular bourbon whiskeys in the world. It has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and has been trading since the eighteenth century.

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