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.

See more of the incident below:

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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 
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