Cheese Fire Closes Norway Tunnel—for Days
Truck was carrying caramelized goat cheese
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2013 2:43 AM CST
Updated Jan 23, 2013 3:43 AM CST
"I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," a Norwegian transport official says.   (Wikipedia/Maebmij)

(Newser) – Motorists trying to use a road tunnel in Norway's far north have had their way blocked by 27 metric tons of burning goat cheese for nearly a week, the BBC reports. A truck driver abandoned his load of brunost, a highly caramelized brown cheese, after noticing it was on fire. That fire lasted five days and toxic gases have kept the recovery effort at bay; the badly damaged tunnel could take weeks to repair. A Norwegian Public Roads Administration official says he can't remember a similar incident. "I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," he says.

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Jan 24, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Well, at last... another view of the lowly pack of sliced cheese in my frig! Good puns, guys!!
Jan 23, 2013 6:07 PM CST
EVERYONE GRAB YOUR FONDUE SETS! My cats are setting up a fund to help feed the mice that will be starving as a result of this tragedy.
Jan 23, 2013 1:43 PM CST
We need Munster to whey in on this...