Giant blob of foam fills California street

2016-11-19 18:04
A man walks through chemical foam used as a fire retardant that spilled from the back of the San Jose International airport in the American state of California. (Patrick Tehan, AP)

A man walks through chemical foam used as a fire retardant that spilled from the back of the San Jose International airport in the American state of California. (Patrick Tehan, AP)

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San Francisco - A giant moving blob of foam has filled a street in Santa Clara, California, providing hours of entertainment after a snafu at a fire-suppression system in an airport hangar.

"It looks like a huge foam party gone bad," an observer said.

The outlet said the foam was at least 3m tall at one point as it spilled out of the building, a new private jet hangar at San Jose airport and filled the equivalent of an entire city block.

One man biked through it, emerging covered in the white stuff.

"It just feels like soap," the man said. "Kind of smells like it too."

The San Jose Fire Department said the foam, a fire retardant usually used to put out blazes, oozed out due to an alarm malfunction.


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