10 tons of cheese burns when brakes catch fire

April 20, 2017
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Shredded cheese and Velveeta boxes

Shredded cheese and Velveeta burned in this Wisconsin truck fire.

As one woman says in this video, “It gives a whole new meaning to grilled cheese.”

No one was hurt as 20,000 lbs. of cheese burned when the brakes on a truck’s trailer caught fire in West Allis, Wisconsin Tuesday, April 18.

Fire officials say a truck driver was on Highway 100 west of Milwaukee when he realized his brakes were on fire. WTMJ-TV reports the driver pulled into a parking lot, and tried to put the fire out himself. That didn’t work so he disconnected his tractor, and fire crews used foam to extinguish the high-intensity blaze.

In an unrelated incident, a truck rolled off Highway 20 in Thornton, Idaho Tuesday, spilling 40,000 lbs, of potatoes. The Idaho Statesman reports a car cut in front of the truck, causing the truck driver to swerve to avoid it.

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