Cheese Fire Shuts Down Norwegian Highway


An incident in Norway has made all my fondue party escapades, and disastrous flambé experiments seem pale by comparison. A truck containing 27 tons of cheese caught fire, closing a tunnel near the town of Narvik for five days. The cheese — Norwegian brown cheese called brunost, which is a delicacy of that country — turned out to be surprisingly flammable. The fire started on Thursday and was finally extinguished on Monday. Repairs are expected to keep the tunnel closed for another week.

Read more about this in the Guardian.

About The Author

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

One Response

  1. Jane

    Thank goodness a bread truck wasn’t caught in it – or a wine truck!!! Mmmmmmm but how sad all that cheese lost. *sigh*


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.