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Tuesday 21 May 2019
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Rum goes up in flames in Barbados

The Barbados Nation News is reporting that 150,000 gallons of alcohol went up in flames on Tuesday at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery in St Lucy.

The Nation News reported that 26 fire officers worked to bring the blaze in the 300,000-gallon tank, which was half full, under control.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Henderson Patrick told media they were working to ensure the flames remained under control.

“The roof of the tank has been ruptured, allowing the flame that is burning the alcohol to escape. What we are currently engaged in is ensuring that we apply alcohol-resistant foam to the situation," Patrick told media.

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