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plaza fire ... When certain types of buildings were first required in the National Fire Prevention Code to have sprinklers depends on the construction, the number of stories ... read more..


Even though Southwest Industrial Gases handled extremely flammable material, it was not required to have fire sprinklers because its building existed before new fire codes took effect. 

 "Sprinkler systems can immediately cool cylinders, reducing the likelihood of additional cylinder releases, fire spread and off-site consequences," the board's safety bulletin said.



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