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
Cheese Fire Closes Norway Road Tunnel
"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. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X