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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.