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That's no snow: Sea of foam cascades from airport hangar

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -

 (AP) - A bobbing sea of white foam that's several feet deep in spots has spewed from a large hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California and is covering cars and blocking businesses on a nearby street.
    
San Jose Fire Capt. Mitch Matlow tells The Mercury News that the foam is a chemical used as a fire retardant and is coming from the hangar's fire prevention system. Matlow says the retardant discharged accidentally and began spilling out Friday morning.
    
By the afternoon, the pulsating flow had surrounded two tanker trucks, reached to the bottom of a stop sign and spilled onto the street.
    
Crews are asking people to stay out of the foam, but video showed a man on a bicycle emerging from the fluffy mass, covered in foam.

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11/18/2016 3:11:31 PM (GMT -8:00)

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