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Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_20_1982_07.jpg
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.

Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_25_1982_06.jpg
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.

Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_20_1982_05.jpg
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.

Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_21_1982_04.jpg
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…

Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_21_1982_03.jpg
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…

Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_21_1982_02.jpg
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…

Bluffs_Elevator_Fire_4_1982_01.jpg
photo, at a distance of plume of smoke from Bluffs Elevator explosion/fire; railroad tracks and cars shown on each side of plume.

Blue_Star_Foods_11_13_1965_16.jpg
Food Cans...are shoveled from the second floor of the Blue Star plant by the truck load, as workmen start cleanup after fire.

Blue_Star_Foods_6_6_1958_12.jpg
Charred Batteries...in the foreground held some 6,000 live chickens which were destroyed in the Blue Star fire at Atlantic. Company officials termed the plant a "total loss."

Blue_Star_Foods11_13_1965_03.jpg
nighttime photo of firefighters on ladders, with hoses, entering building's second story windows; smoke at top of photo

Fire Department 100.tif
Photographs of unidentified fires in Council Bluffs.

Fire Department Wickham Bldg Fire 1917 (2).tif
Photograph of the Wickham Building fire.

Bethel_AME_Church_1_17_1970_03.jpg
Exterior Of Church...shows hole in roof from the fire and most of the windows were broken out due to the tremendous heat of the blaze.

Fire Fighters - World Radio 1-4-1954.tif
World Radio Laboratories building at 738-44 West Broadway.

Fire Fighters - Wigwam Grocery, Cunningham Grocery, Hansen's Pastry Shop 100-104 W Broadway 11-4-1952.tif
Wigwam Grocery, Cunningham Grocery, Hansen's Pastry Shop 100-104 W Broadway.

Fire Fighters - Ford Van & Storage 9-4-1959.tif
Ford Van and Storage Co. warehouse, 700 S. Main St. The blaze burst through the roof from burning storage vaults on the fourth floor. Three firemen were injured in the fire.

Fire Fighters - Central Block Bldg 515-517 S. Main 7-5-1964.tif
Photograph of building fire at 515-517 S. Main.

Fire Fighters - 12-20-1973 (2).tif
Photos of Vance Grain elevator fire at 3300 First Ave.

Fire Fighters - 12-6-1970.tif
A fire started by a spark from a trash fire gutted a storage shed at the power house of the Christian Home and nearly destroyed the home of A. W. Fitz Sr. 2501 Eighth Ave.

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