Mysterious foam floods street in the Bay Area

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San Jose fire department says a malfunction at the San Jose airport in a new hangar has caused a malfunction which has resulted in a foam flooding the 300 block of Martin Avenue in Santa Clara. (KGO-TV)

The San Jose, California fire department says a malfunction at the San Jose airport in a new hangar has caused a malfunction which has resulted in a foam flooding the 300 block of Martin Avenue in Santa Clara.

Foam stopped flowing out of the vents of the hangar around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

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If you are near the substance, San Jose Fire Department warns that you should not go in it as it is a known carcinogen. The fire retardant can cause an irritation to the skin.

The foam has flooded the hangar at San Jose airport and is blowing into surrounding surface streets. They are attributing the incident to an alarm malfunction inside an airplane hangar owned by Signature Flight Support. The hangar usually accommodates large cabin sized aircraft.

A man rode his bike through the foam, we advise that you do not do so as the scene is currently being investigated by SJFD. Please exercise caution if you are near the area.
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San Jose fire says the foam stemmed from an alarm malfunction inside an airplane hangar near the San Jose International Airport.


Stay with ABC7 News for more information on this developing story.
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