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Dynamite Blast Rekindles Images...of the deadly explosion at the Bluffs Elevator Co on April 20, 1982. Paulson Construction Company is razing and removing the remnants of the concrete silos. Nonpareil by Steve Glowacki.

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The search goes on...Saturday afternoon at the Bluffs Elevator Co. for the bodies of three missing men. It was the site of Tuesday's grain elevator explosion and fire. Nonpareil Photo by Bob McKeon.

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A Metal Building...begins to crumble and melt as the intense flames, fueled by the wooden elevators, rage out of control Tuesday at Bluffs Elevator Co. Many cars and trucks parked near the elevators were damaged by debris and flames.

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Problems With Water Pressure...hampered attempts by Council Bluffs firefighters to control the blaze at the Bluffs Elevator co. Four firefighters attempt to extinguish a car that caught fire nearby. They later hosed down two propane tanks that were…

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Whistling propane tanks...sent this observer running from the scene of the blast and fire at the Bluffs Elevator Col, 2313 18th Ave. Union Pacific Railroad detective Sam Irwin stands in the background along with an unidentified worker from another…

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The Life Flight Helicopter...hovers near the clouds of smoke spewing from the fire at the Bluffs Elevator Co. The St. Joseph Hospital aircraft was not used to transport patients, but the paramedics on board offered assistance to Council Bluffs…

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photo, at a distance of plume of smoke from Bluffs Elevator explosion/fire; railroad tracks and cars shown on each side of plume.
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