Truckload Of Flaming Cheese Shuts Down Norwegian Highway

For five days, hot toxic gases filled the air near a highway in Norway after the contents of a truckload caught fire in a tunnel. The hot temperatures were too dangerous for highway personnel to approach: one told reporters that the material could be “almost like [gasoline] if it gets hot enough.” What was in the truck? Carmelized goat cheese.

27 tons of the stuff, to be exact: a caramelized brown goat cheese called Brunost. While no motorists were injured, and the truck driver abandoned the vehicle when he spotted the fire, we do mourn the loss of a large quantity of rare and evidently very flammable cheese.

Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel [BBC] (Thanks, Kelly!)

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