Second half of bourbon warehouse collapses - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Second half of bourbon warehouse collapses

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Courtesy: Bardstown Fire Dept. Chief Billy Mattingly Courtesy: Bardstown Fire Dept. Chief Billy Mattingly
Courtesy: Bardstown Fire Dept. Chief Billy Mattingly Courtesy: Bardstown Fire Dept. Chief Billy Mattingly

BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- An entire bourbon storage facility has completely collapsed at the Barton 1792 distillery outside Louisville, Kentucky.

This comes nearly two weeks after the first half of the facility collapsed, sending 9,000 aging bourbon barrels tumbling to the ground on June 22. The company was in the process of cleaning up when the other half collapsed on Wednesday. The building dates back to 1940 and held about 20,000 barrels. 

No injuries have been reported. The Environmental Protection Agency and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife are at the scene. The first collapse was blamed for killing a thousand fish in nearby waterways.

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