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Avatar of BillBy on January 22nd, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel

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No word if any bread was on the lorry also.

About 27 tonnes of caramelised brown goat cheese – a delicacy known as Brunost – caught light as it was being driven through the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord, northern Norway, last week.

The fire raged for five days and smouldering toxic gases were slowing the recovery operation, officials said.

The tunnel – which is said to be badly damaged – is likely to remain closed for several weeks, they added.


The lorry driver had noticed the fire in his trailer and abandoned it about 300m (1,000ft) from the southern entrance. No-one was hurt.

Kjell Bjoern Vinje, of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, said it was the first time he could remember cheese catching fire on Norwegian roads.

“I didn’t know that brown cheese burns so well,” he said- BBC

We had an incident in Florida about 25 years ago where a vehicle full of stolen clothing caught on fire after it was abandoned. The crooks weren’t apprehended, instead they gave the police the slip.

  • Kingkitty
    6:02 pm on January 23rd, 2013 1

    Finally a goat cheese story…..My day is complete

  • Bobby Ray
    6:11 pm on January 23rd, 2013 2

    How the heck did this here accident happen? Maybe he missed himself a ewe turn.

  • MTB Rider
    6:28 pm on January 23rd, 2013 3

    Bobby Ray, that was a gouda one!

  • Teadrinker
    6:51 pm on January 23rd, 2013 4

    So, what’s the Korean angle to this story?

  • MTB Rider
    11:17 pm on January 23rd, 2013 5

    Does it really need one, TD? It’s a truckload of burning CHEESE! :mrgreen: Not the usual ROK Drop fare, but every now and then it’s good to grin at something so random.

  • Venus
    9:59 am on April 10th, 2013 6

    Not so negative. Exciting issues here


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