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British firefighters clean up industrial foam spill

Firefighters in Britain responded to an industrial estate where gallons of fire retardant foam were accidentally released. Photo courtesy of Yate Fire Station
Firefighters in Britain responded to an industrial estate where gallons of fire retardant foam were accidentally released. Photo courtesy of Yate Fire Station

April 6 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Britain were summoned to an industrial property to deal with an unusual situation -- a spill of more than 30 gallons of fire retardant foam.

The Yate Fire Station said crews responded to the scene when a fire protection system was accidentally activated and more than 30 gallons of foam were released.

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Photos from the scene show a giant pool of foam outside the building.

"We helped isolate the system, all the foam was contained on site," the fire station tweeted.

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