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    another MSDS sheet for Ammonium Nitrate states:

    SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
    EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Non-flammable liquid. Use media suitable to extinguish source of fire.
    SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: None in liquid state.
    UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: None in liquid state. Organic and oxidizable materials can sensitize dry Ammonium Nitrate to a readily explodable state; can detonate if heated under confinement with high pressure.
    If this is the MSDS the firefighters were working from (last updated Jan 2013) that may have been a cause.

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    by Havoth on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:58:00 PM PDT

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