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Ed P
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It looks a lot like a reprise of the 500 ton Tianjin explosion in which a fuel (acetylene) accidentally became mixed with the fertilizer. Tianjin is thought to have beenย  caused by firefighters at an adjacent fire mistakenly spraying water over calcium carbide containers.