Fire spread across a warehouse of Jim Beam and this resulted into booze entering the Kentucky River.
Thousands of fish were killed due to this incident.
The warehouse contained 45 thousand barrels of whiskey which caught fire. The firefighters used hoses to bring the flames in control and the run-off from these firefighters entered the river water and affected the fishes.
The dead fishes are floating on the surface of the water and are gradually pilling up on the river bank.
A system of containment was brought in at the Jim Beam warehouse with the aim to stop the mixing of the whiskey and the water and also aeration devices were implemented to stop or at least reduce the number of fishes dying.
However as per the CNN report thousands of fish perished.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet declared that the plume of alcohol in the river is almost 23 miles and is expected to enter the Ohio River on the 8th of July at some point of the day.
There it is hoped to be watered down as the water meets the larger river there. The total number of fishes that died in this incident is still not clear as said by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in their Facebook post.
The Fish and Wildlife Resources department is back to work again to carry out their wildlife assessments and count the number of fishes that got killed.
The final result and count are still pending. The locals however believe that things will be under control after few days and as of now they do not want to swim in it.
The fishermen are not really going to gain much out of fishing in the upcoming few weeks. The Cabinet says that situation can further worsen and people who reside near the Kentucky River will smell dead fish.
No humans were injured in this incident and the booze company said that this fire will not affect the supply of the whiskey in the market. The cause of the fire has still not been discovered.
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