A Yuengling Brewery fire at one of America's oldest breweries happened Saturday. Web Pro News reports Oct. 27 that the brewery located in Tampa, Fla. was engulfed in flames and all workers inside were able to escape the building safely.
The Yuengling Brewery fire caused an estimated $1 million in structural damage.
Cause of the fire is unknown at this point, but authorities believe it was accidental.
Tampa Fire spokesperson, Henry Williams, said Tampa firefighters climbed five stories where thick smoke and extreme heat was the worst.
Business at the plant will be temporarily on hold over the weekend, but the building will be in use by Monday. Plant manager, Jim Helmke, feels fortunate the fire didn't result in more issues. Charred damage to the structure is mostly a cosmetic issue, not an inoperable one.
“We are very fortunate. It does look bad. There is a gaping hole and charred remains, but there is no internal damage, except for the hole in the wall," he said.
The report added that none of the beer was damaged due to the Yuengling Brewery fire.