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Time to bust out the lobster and crab legs in Wisconsin.

A historic canal in the state became filled with butter Monay — after a fire at a dairy plant caused a storage room full of the stuff to melt and creamily cascade into the nearby waterway, a report said.

“Butter was running down like three inches thick on the steps [of the dairy],” Portage, Wis., Fire Chief Troy Haase said of the scene.

The gooey mess at the Associated Milk Producers Inc., began at around around 9 p.m. local time Monday, the fire department wrote in a statement.

After initially struggling to access the concrete structure under heavy smoke, firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze for “several hours.” No injuries were reported.

A Hazmat team was eventually called to the site to help contain the runoff from the plant’s butter storage, which was flowing through nearby storm sewers and into the Portage Canal.

“They placed boom and other absorbents to control the runoff,” the PFD’s statement read.

Footage shows the canal murky with melted butter.
Footage shows the canal murky with melted butter.
NBC15

Dating to 1835, the Portage Canal was once an active commercial route. Plans for its restoration have been on the horizon for several years.

Fire Chief Troy Haase said the melted butter was "three inches thick" on the stairs.
Fire Chief Troy Haase said the melted butter was “three inches thick” on the stairs.
NBC15

Despite the team’s efforts, photos shared by NBC shortly after the fire shows the canal murky with butter runoff.

Officials eventually ruled that the fire began in the butter storage area. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

The Portage Fire Department did not immediately return The Post’s request for a comment.



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