The power of cheese

Travelers in northern Norway were inconvenienced recently when a truckload of burning cheese closed the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord. The fire continued for five days, releasing toxic gases, and making clearing the tunnel hazardous.

The 27 tons of Brunost, a "caramelised brown goat cheese," caught fire in the trailer of the truck 300m from the southern entrance of the tunnel.