Mysterious foam filling Santa Clara street

Photo: Santa Clara Police Department / Video courtesy: Yesenia Chavez

They're calling it the "Santa Clara Blob."

A mysterious white foam filled a street in Santa Clara on Friday, blocking several businesses and covering some cars in the area.

Santa Clara Police Department Lt. Dan Moreno said the foam originated from a business that services jet engines.

The business' fire suppression system uses the foam; and the mechanism that controls it malfunctioned.

Luckily, the foam release was not caused by a fire, and the foam itself is not dangerous.

According to KTVU, the foam was deeper than 5 inches in some areas earlier Friday afternoon.

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