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Fire, police units probe arson at Capitol Hill gay nightclub

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Quick work by a nightclub patron who grabbed a fire extinguisher, and a relatively new requirement for nightclubs to have sprinkler systems helped prevent a New Year’s Eve arson at a crowded Capitol Hill night spot from becoming a potential tragedy.

“This could potentially have been much worse,” said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. “You have an establishment full of patrons and an intentionally set fire. That’s a very dangerous situation.”

According to Seattle police, just after midnight Tuesday,…

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