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Incidents for which we were dispatched (see Note 1)Hide

1994
Flooding, 454 Main St-Legion (Box 22-17)
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Engine 22 was dispatched to remove ice buildup on the roof of the American Legion in Lykens. The buildup was causing flooding inside the building. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six and staged in the alley next to the building. The crew entered onto the roof from an interior scuttle and removed ice buildup to allow water to run off and through the drainage system.
1995
Garage Fire, 301 Center St (Box 23-11)

2001
Chimney Fire, 126 Vine St (Box 24-1)

2003
CO Alarm, 203 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 responded with Engine and Truck to a report of a CO alarm. Upon arrival, occupants of structure were complaining of headaches and feeling sick. Examination of the structure with a CO monitor showed elevated levels of CO, and the source was determined to be a cracked fire box in the furnace. The property was ventilated and the occupants advised to find alternative housing. Units were placed available by Chief-22.
2005
Propane Heater Fire, 237 Spruce Street (Box 21-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched in place of Truck-20, which was out of service, to the Borough of Elizabethville for a propane heater on fire inside a structure. The truck was canceled by Chief-21 prior to response and the box was held to Company-21.
2013
Chimney Fire, 609 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 609 North Second Street in Lykens to the former Methodist Church for a report of thick black smoke coming from the chimney. Engine 22 responded with 4 and Truck 22 with 3. On arrival, side A, crews went to the second floor rear of the structure and found a workman burning trash in a fire place, producing the smoke. The fire in the fireplace was now out, and the crew vented the second floor and was placed available by command.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1962
Lahr Barn Fire - Dornsife, PA
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The Pillow fire company and the Herndon fire company responded to a barn fire on January 29, 1962. The large barn on the farm of Mr. And Mrs. Warren Lahr in Dornsife was destroyed by fire. The contents of the barn was also lost, including one pick-up truck, two large tractors, and other farm machinery.
1966
Paul Barn Fire - Rife, PA
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On the cold night of January 29, 1966, during a heavy snowstorm, the large barn owned by Lester Paul, located near Wiconisco Creek to the south of the village of Rife in Upper Paxton Township, was destroyed by fire. The extreme cold and blowing snow complicated the firefighting operations. The barn was a complete loss. After the fire, a flatbed truck from North Penn Hide was brought to the scene to haul the frozen hoses back to the fire stations to be thawed.
2008
Accident - Callow Hill - Elizabethville, PA

2008
Accident - Rettinger and Rutter Roads - Jackson Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Tree Down - Dividing Ridge Road - Jackson Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Accident - 1640 Luxemburg Road - Lykens Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Accident - Route 325, Clarks Valley - Rush Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
14 Vehicle Crash on Rabbit Hill - Upper Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Gasoline Tanker Truck Accident - Route 25 - Upper paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Accident - Shippen Dam Road - Upper paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1902
Baltimore Merchandise Co. Department Store Fire - Harrisburg, PA
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The large department store of the Baltimore Merchandise Company was destroyed by fire and water about 6 a.m. on January 29, 1902.
1907
Coal Mine Explosion - Stuart, WV

1922
Knickerbocker Theater Collapse - Washington DC
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For two days, snow from a blizzard on January 27, 1922, blanketed the area around Washington DC, resulting in accumulations of more than two feet. On the night of January 29, 1922, 300 people were attending a movie at the Knickerbocker Theater, at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road. In the middle of the film, the accumulated snow on the theaters roof collapsed the building and tons of steel and concrete fell down on top of the theatergoers. One hundred and eight people were killed. Another 133 people were hospitalized. Rescuers worked through the night to pull out the injured from beneath the rubble.
1976
Zeiss Planetarium Fire - Hague, Netherlands

1996
Teatro la Fenice Fire - Venice, Italy
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The opera house Teatro la Fenice (The Pheonix Theatre), in Venice, Italy was completely destroyed by fire on January 29, 1996. The fire was set by two electricians because their company was facing heavy fines over delays in repair work. Fighting the fire was difficult because the water source (the canal next to the theater) had been drained for repair work. A helicopter was used to fight the fire.
2003
West Pharmaceutical Services Plant Explosion - Kinson, NC

2004
Luoyang Hotel Fire - Luoyang, Henan Province, China
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A security warden, who accidentally set his overcoat ablaze with a coal fire, caused a fire in a hotel in Luoyang, China on January 29, 2004. Firefighters in Luoyang rushed to the hotel two minutes after they received the report of fire. A total of 22 firefighters were sent to put out the fire and a rescue team was immediately set up. The fire killed seven people and injured 17 others.
2004
Whale Explosion - Tainan, Taiwan
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An older bull sperm whale, measuring 56 feet long and weighing 50 tons, died when it became beached on the southwestern coast of Taiwan. On January 29, 2004, a large crowd of more than 600 local residents and curiosity seekers, along with vendors selling snack food and hot drinks, braved the cold temperature and chilly wind to watch workmen try to haul away the dead animal. It took more than 13 hours, three large cranes, and 50 workers to shift the whale on to the back of a truck. The whale was being transported on the back of the truck through the center of Tainan when a build-up of gas inside the decomposing sperm whale caused it to burst. It was a spectacular explosion.

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Notes

1.The section of calls we've responded to has been compiled from fire company records, newspapers, and other sources. Listings for years prior to 1981 might be incomplete.
2.The listing of local incidents is for incidents that happened around our local area, including some from Lykens for which the fire company was not dispatched. It is certainly not a complete listing, and is not intended to be. It is included here for your entertainment. Incidents listed here have been gathered from public sources.
3.The listing of other noteworthy incidents includes incidents from anywhere outside our local area (for which we were not dispatched). Also included in this section are historical events from our fire company, Lykens, or around the world. It is certainly not a complete listing, and is not intended to be. It is included here for your entertainment. Incidents and events listed here have been gathered from public sources.
4.These lists can be filtered. Use the control section above to activate or de-activate filtering. Filtering will not affect the list of incidents we've responded to. But, it will be applied to both the other lists.

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