Truck Hauling 20,000 Pounds Of Cheese Burns And Now It's Gone And I Hate Everything

Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

There are no words for this calamity.

A big rig, hauling thousands of bags of shredded cheese—totaling 20,000 pounds—burned to a crisp in an Office Max parking lot in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WTMJ reported. The incident occurred earlier this week.


The fire department told WTMJ that the truck driver was driving on the highway and noticed his brakes were on fire. He pulled into an Office Max parking lot and attempted to put out the fire himself. It didn’t work.

He disconnected the cab and the fire fighters took care of the rest. The truck held 20,000 pounds of Kraft and Velveeta cheese inside. A crowd formed because they “couldn’t believe what was burning.”

The smell must have been incredible, too.

Assistant Chief Kurt said, “It’s a very difficult fire once the cheese gets going. We also had a diesel... the combination of cheese and diesel fuel made for a pretty hot fire.”


Everyone pour one out for the nachos that might have been.

via Autoblog

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