A bizarre foam blob is taking over a street in California

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A mysterious giant foam blob is filling up a street in Santa Clara, California. KTVU Fox 2 is on the scene.

The blob was for a time a mystery, with law enforcement unable to explain it. But the Santa Clara Fire Department has Tweeted an explanation: a malfunctioning fire suppressant system. Workers on the scene have been seen stacking sandbags.

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Fire retardant foam is seen blowing in the wind after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar according to local media, near the San Jose airport in Santa Clara, California, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
A TV cameraman films fire retardant foam blowing in the wind after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar according to local media, near the San Jose airport in Santa Clara, California, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
Fire retardant foam is seen covering a city street and almost covering a car, after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar according to local media, near the San Jose airport in Santa Clara, California, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
Fire retardant foam is seen blowing in the wind after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar according to local media, near the San Jose airport in Santa Clara, California, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
A TV cameraman films fire retardant foam blowing in the wind after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar according to local media, near the San Jose airport in Santa Clara, California, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage 
In this image provided courtesy of KTVU-TV, foam fills a street near Mineta San Jose International Airport Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose fire department said a malfunction of a new hangar's fire prevention system caused the flooding foam. (Courtesy of KTVU-TV via AP)
In this image provided courtesy of KTVU-TV, foam fills a street near Mineta San Jose International Airport Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose fire department said a malfunction of a new hangar's fire prevention system caused the flooding foam. (Courtesy of KTVU-TV via AP)
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