Lightning hits alcohol factory and causes 'firenado'

Bourbon manufacturer Jim Beam is facing damages following a series of unfortunate events so bizarre that they beggar belief.

One of the label's plants in Kentucky, North America was recently damaged in a lightning storm that caused hundreds of thousands of litres of bourbon to leak into a nearby lake.

The alcohol resting on the surface of the water then caught alight when a small 'firenado', a tornado that picked up flames from the strike, swept over it, according to The Weather Channel.

The incident was captured on film and has drawn millions of views on social media.

Jim Beam is facing damages for polluting the lake.

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