Sunday, August 10, 2003

Kentucky Officials Say Whiskey Warehouse Fire Caused Dead Fish in Nearby Creek
WEST POINT, Ky. (AP) - Nearly all of the fish in a creek near a whiskey warehouse have died since fire destroyed the building and spilled its contents last week, and state officials have cited owner Jim Beam.

Lightning set the warehouse on fire on Aug. 4, and more than 800,000 gallons of burning bourbon flowed into a retaining pond and then into the creek.
The thought of 800,000 gallons of burning Jim Beam boggles the mind. Can you imagine what it smelled like?