Fire retardant foam engulfs California airport hangar

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A sea of flame retardant foam has flooded the streets around an airport hangar in the US state of California.

Firefighters say the foam spread after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar at San Jose airport, causing foam to spew out of the hangar’s vents.

The public has been warned to not to touch the foam as it is a skin irritant.

Local media say the foam deluge has stopped, and clean-up crews are being sent to the scene.

Foam flooded several streets around an airport hanger in San Jose, California on November 18, 2016.Image copyrightKGO-TV/ABC NEWS
In this image provided courtesy of KTVU-TV, foam spills out of a hanger building at the Mineta San Jose International Airport, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in San Jose, Calif.Image copyrightAP
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, CalifImage copyrightAP
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.

 

[Source:-BBC]