The perfect storm of events caused this fire tornado.
This fire started when lightning struck a Jim Beam warehouse.
This bourbon-fueled disaster made it to a retention pond, and the fire tornadoes formed.
A fire tornado is a rare occurrence that only happens when conditions are perfect.
The leaking, burning bourbon escaped the warehouse and began burning on the top of the retention pond. An amazing 800, 000 gallons of bourbon fueled this fire. Weather conditions whipped the fire into a tornado.
While it was quite a spectacle, a nearby creek was contaminated leading to a fish kill. Jim Beam was fined $27,000 in clean up costs.