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NFPA touts residential fire sprinklers.

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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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