Something to consider on your next trip to Ikea: That red block of “Ski Cheese” (also known as Brunost or Gjetost) might be tasty, but it also burns better than a tire fire when you’ve got enough of it ablaze, apparently…MSN reports:
Cheese fire causes traffic meltdown in Norway tunnel
For six days, a nearly 2-mile long tunnel near Narvik, Norway, was blocked by a 27-metric-ton cheese flambé. It turns out brunost cheese burns like gas, a police officer says.
OSLO — 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 1.9-mile tunnel near the northern coastal town of Narvik when it caught fire last Thursday. The fire was finally put out Monday.
"This high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said Viggo Berq, a policeman.
Brown cheese is made from whey, contains up to 30 percent fat and has a caramel taste.
"I didn’t know that brown cheese burns so well," said Kjell Bjoern Vinje at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
He added that in his 15 years in the administration, this was the first time cheese had caught fire on Norwegian roads.
Berg said that no one was injured in the fire. Only one other vehicle was in the area at the time, and the accident had luckily happened close to one of the tunnel’s exits.
The tunnel will closed for repairs for at least a week.
(Photo ©2013 and courtesy NordicNibbler.com)
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