Jim Beam thanks firefighters who put out warehouse blaze

Jim Beam has written an open letter to some newspapers to thank firefighters for battling a fire that recently burned down a storage warehouse in Kentucky

The massive blaze earlier this month destroyed about 45,000 barrels of aging whiskey.

Bourbon-filled runoff flowed into nearby waterways, removing oxygen from the water and killing fish.

In their letter, company officials say they "raise our glass" to thank the firefighters who extinguished the blaze and kept it from spreading.