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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--For variety we have the "back yard" of business block at Broadway and Scott St. as seen from the rear of buildings at First Ave. and Pearl St. Just what had burned is not certain, but the date was April, 1910.

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--In 1923, fire destroyed the Rogers building on the left and the Brown block, center. The old Nonpareil building is on extreme right. The picture was taken on the Main St. side of the block between Willow and First…

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Before Firefighters Arrived...the wooden elevators of the Bluffs Elevator Co. were a wall of flame. George R. Cockle photographed this scene standing on a locomotive about 300 yards from the fire. It was taken about 5 minutes after the initial…

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Fire Shines Brightly . . . through the windows of the Katelman Brothers warehouse as it gits the interior of the two-story building.

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Firefighters inspect the house Thursday afternoon when embers in the living room reignited and began smoldering. Authorities said Friday that the fire started in wiring near the charred area above the garage door.

Fires In C.B. File #2 (01-01-1979 to 12-31-1988)

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Policemen Guard . . . the ruins of Kirn Junior High School which was extensively damaged by fire early Sunday. This view is looking toward Fifth Avenue and Third Street. The fire is believed to have started in an art room on the third floor at this…

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Cleanup Started Thursday . . . to remove rubble from the fire that destroyed Ranks Department Store. Debris from the fallen walls of the building at 325 W. Broadway was scattered half way across Broadway blocking the eastbound traffic lane. City…

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Spraying The Smoldering Remains . . . of the Ranks Department Store, 325 W. Broadway, are members of the Council Bluffs Fire Department. The fire, which was discovered about 1 a.m., destroyed the building and an adjoining two-story complex, and…

Fires In C.B. File #1 (to 12-30-1978)

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The fire rages...last year through the Bluffs Elevator Co. near South 23rd Street and Eighteenth Avenue. The blast, accompanied by a giant fireball, could be heard throughout most of the city.

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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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Food Cans...are shoveled from the second floor of the Blue Star plant by the truck load, as workmen start cleanup after fire.
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