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Cheese fire causes traffic meltdown in Norway tunnel

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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A truckload of burning cheese has closed a road tunnel in Arctic Norway for the last six days. Some 27 metric tons of flaming brown cheese (brunost), a Norwegian delicacy, blocked off a three-km (1.9 mile) tunnel near the northern coastal town of Narvik when it caught fire last Thursday. The fire was finally put out on Monday.


4 days of burning cheese




"This high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said Viggo Berg, a policeman. Brown cheese is made from whey, contains up to 30 percent fat and has a caramel taste.



He added that in his 15 years in the administration, this was the first time cheese had caught fire on Norwegian roads.

Yeah, not very often does cheese catch fire.


The tunnel will be closed for at least a week for repairs.

I guess it's nothing to laugh about, but I found this funny.


edit on 29-1-2013 by tinker9917 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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Pizza-Sub!



I'll be letting myself out now...



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 09:15 PM
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"This high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said Viggo Berg, a policeman. Brown cheese is made from whey, contains up to 30 percent fat and has a caramel taste.


Oh wow, that sounds delicious!

Now I want some Cheesy Poofs!



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by windword
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"This high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said Viggo Berg, a policeman. Brown cheese is made from whey, contains up to 30 percent fat and has a caramel taste.


Oh wow, that sounds delicious!

Now I want some Cheesy Poofs!


Yeah, sounds real appetizing!





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