Mysterious foam blob engulfs Santa Clara, California (video, pictures)

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A mysterious giant foam blob consumed a street in Santa Clara, California, on November 18, 2016.

The foam began oozing shortly before 11 a.m. from a malfunctioning fire suppression system at a nearby airport.

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Look at this! It’s just incredible:

It’s essentially like bubbles in your bathtub! The foam filled an entire building before oozing out into the street and filling the 300 block of Martin Avenue.

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By 12:30 p.m., the foam was at least 10 feet deep. There seemed to be confusion about what to do next, and how to remove the massive amount of foam from the street.

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So one biker decided to brave the foam, riding straight through it.

Officials said the foam was “non-toxic” and will “dissipate on its own” — eventually. However, the station reported that the foam could be a skin irritant.

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By about 3:30 p.m., the Santa Clara Fire Department announced on Twitter that clean up efforts were underway, but that it was a massive operation that will likely take several hours.

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Here a few other videos about the Santa Clara’s foam blob:

The foam resulted from an accidental discharge of the system, though it was unclear what caused it.

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