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Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel

January 22, 2013

Surely an unmissable news item and, for a lover of bizarre news, an unmissable opportunity for a blog post.

“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.”

“I didn’t know that brown cheese burns so well,”, an official said.

Read the full story: here

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