CALIFORNIA: A giant moving blob of foam 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 unnamed witness told ABC affiliate KGO television.
The outlet said the foam was at least 10 feet (three meters) 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.
“Aqueous Film Forming Foam from a deluge foamsystem at the airport,” it said on Twitter, accompanying the description with a video.