Coralville Volunteer Fire Department fire engine at the Econogas Company fire, 1964

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Description

A city fire engine from the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department sits parked outside the open fenced gate of the Econogas Company. Inside the fence, a large fire emits a black cloud of smoke into the sky.

The Econogas Company serviced surrounding areas by bottling gas. The plant was destroyed in an explosion and fire, injuring employees Leroy Carr (17) and Nick Weede (21) and resulting in $40,000 worth of damages (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1964).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

June 5, 1964

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

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Citation

“Coralville Volunteer Fire Department fire engine at the Econogas Company fire, 1964,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/5.

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