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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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