By MB Online
White Christmas may have come early to a street in Santa Clara, California; but instead of snow, it was covered with a giant foam blob.
Santa Clara’s Martin Avenue was flooded with the bubbly substance at around 11:00 a.m. on November 19 after a fire suppression system in San Jose International Airport’s newest private jet hangar malfunctioned, ABC7 and Mercury News reported.
San Jose Fire captain Mitch Matlow said the cause of the “accidental discharge of the system” is still unclear.
“Why the system went off here I don’t know,” Matlow said.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 18, 2016
The blob of foam reached five feet deep just one and a half hours after it started oozing out from the airport, KTVU reported.
While police were quick to respond to the scene, BuzzFeed reported they we confounded with “how to remove the massive amount of foam from the street.”
While the foam was non-toxic, people were advised of its adverse effects on the skin, such as irritation.
Despite the warning, officers allowed biker Blake Harrington to ride through the huge pile of the fluffy substance.
“We were on the other side and the officers over there were like ‘you should ride through.’ And I was like, ‘OK you guys don’t mind?’ So we decided to do it,” he told KTVU.