Foam Party! Fire-Suppressing Suds Fill Hangar At YYZ
fire-suppression system caused a foamy mess on Saturday morning inside - and
outside - a hangar at Pearson International Airport.
Police say a foam machine
started pumping out fire-suppressing foam at 0840 hrs. By the time it was
finished, the fluffy bubbles were stacked as high as 6 metres. Police say the
suds also spilled out of the hangar and covered an area the size of 2 to 3
"It's quite a scene when
it starts blowing around," said Cost. Rachel Gibbs of Peel Regional
Crews were busy cleaning up the
mess all morning. They were also hoping for a little help from Mother Nature.
"They're going to be trying to vacuum some of the foam," Gibbs said.
"And apparently water will also suppress the foam, so if it rains that
will be beneficial."
The foam is made up of 98%
water, with a 2% chemical solution. A subsequent rainy weekend has dispersed
all the exterior suds, while vacuums were no doubt working overtime inside the