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This is what happened when a warehouse full of whiskey was hit by lightning causing a "firenado"

800,000 gallons of whiskey was destroyed.

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A RARE “FIRENADO” was created after a whiskey factory in the US was hit by lightning.

The Weather Channel explains that when the Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky was struck in 2003, it caused 800,000 gallons of whiskey to spill into a retention pond.

The wind, heat and booze combined to whip up a “firenado”, footage of which has been shared in the last number of days.

The channel says that a firenado will only happen in exactly the right conditions.

Luckily, the fire was put out, but a nearby creek was contaminated, killing thousands of fish. The company will pay around $70,000 in cleanup costs.

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