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Mysterious white foam floods San Jose streets and everyone panics

A mysterious batch of foam flooded the streets of San Jose on Friday afternoon, causing widespread confusion on social media.
A mysterious batch of foam flooded the streets of San Jose on Friday afternoon, causing widespread confusion on social media.
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A mysterious batch of foam flooded the streets of San Jose, California, on Friday afternoon, causing widespread confusion on social media and putting people in San Jose communities at risk.

According to ABC-7, the San Jose fire department said the flooding started after a malfunction in a San Jose airport hangar, which led to the fire-retardant foam flooding across the 300 block of Martin Avenue in Santa Clara, California.

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/799718085385220097The foam stopped flowing at about 1:30 p.m. Pacific time, so about 2:30 p.m. for those in Utah.

The fire department told ABC-7 that people shouldn’t go running into the foam, as it can cause skin irritation and possibly burning since it is a carcinogen.

So don’t be this guy:

The hangar, which is owned by Signature Flight Support and holds some large cabin aircraft, mostly focuses on jet planes.

Watch below for more of an explanation on the foam.

Social media had its own little day of fun with the foam, too, sharing videos and jokes about the wavy white clouds.

https://twitter.com/AlexJamesFitz/status/799720475798671361
https://twitter.com/BillCorbett/status/799734730446999552