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1917
Fire, Tap & Reamer Works
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Fire alarm sounded at 5:15 on February 6, 1917. The company responded to the Tap and Reamer Works. Upon arrival, the fire was found to be out and damage was slight.
1933
Fire, John Hoffman's Home

1996
Structure Fire, 1500 West Market St (Box 24-31)

2003
Automatic Alarm, 15 S. 2nd Street (Box 22-1)

2005
Chimney Fire, 560 Rising Sun Road (Box 20-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched in place of Truck-20 for a chimney fire at Dr. Kreiser's office on Rising Sun Road in Upper Paxton Township. Truck responded with a crew of five and was canceled enroute by command.
2007
Smoke in a Structure, 639 Spruce Street (Box 22-1)
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The resident of 239 Spruce Street called Station 22 and told Lieutenant 22, the on-duty EMS crew member, that she came home and found a light haze in the house and her smoke detectors were activating. She was told to get herself and everyone else out of the house, go to a neighbors, and call 911. Lieutenant 22 also called 911. A first alarm assignment was dispatched for a report of smoke in a structure at 239 Spruce Street, bringing Company 22's engine and truck, Engine and Squad 23, Engine 24, Rescue 21, and Schuylkill Air Light 66-60. Engine 22 and Truck 22 arrived on side A and investigated. Engine 23 staged at the hydrant at the intersection of South Second and Spruce Streets. With no dangers found, the box was held to Company 22. After extensive investigation turned up nothing, the box was placed in service.
2007
Structure Fire, 388 2nd Street - Joliett (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 was dispatched, along with Tanker 24-1, and the Joliett, Tower City, Muir, Orwin and Tremont fire companies, to a report of a structure fire on Second Street in Joliett, Schuylkill County. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, and Chief 22-1 responded POV. Truck 22 arrived on scene, requested an assignment from Command 810, and was advised that the fire was in a portion of a mobile home and was already knocked down. Porter Township firefighters successfully rescued a wheel-chair bound occupant of the trailer. Crews were checking for extensions and doing overhaul. Chief 810 released the truck, and Truck 22 went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1954
Double House Fire - Tremont, PA
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Ten people were left homeless as a result of a fire in a double frame dwelling at Miner and Laurel Streets in Tremont PA on Saturday, February 6, 1954. The homeless include Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Griffiths and children, Leonard, Robert, Ronald, Betty Pane, and Sally Ann; and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Heitz and daughter, Barbara. Mr. Griffiths and Ronald were in the cellar at the time the fire broke out. When smoke began pouring into the cellar, Mr. Griffiths went upstairs and discovered the back portion of this home in flames. He summoned the Tremont fire company and took his wife and family to safety. Firemen from six fire companies battled the blaze for nearly three hours. Damage to the property was estimated at $10,000 and practically all their possessions were destroyed.
2007
Vehicle into a Structure - Millersburg, PA
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Just after noon on February 6, 2007, a produce truck making deliveries to the Lenkerville Elementary School cafeteria in Millersburg, had a mechanical failuer of its brakes. The truck rolled away, traveling between two rows of parked cars, down a large hill, and into a garage behind a residence, stopping just short of entering the house. The Millersburg fire company was dispatched and Engine 20?s crew stabilized the structure and secured the truck from further hazard by removing the batteries. An extended recovery followed, with the use of two heavy wrecker trucks. There were no injuries reported.
2007
Vehicle Accident - Clarks Valley - Rush Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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The driver of a 2005 Ford Focus was injured when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on February 6, 2007. The accident occurred on Route 325 in Clarks Valley while the vehicle was traveling towards Tower City.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1851
Black Thursday Bushfires - Victoria, Australia
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Following a year of exceptionally hot and dry weather, on February 6, 1851, the temperature in Victoria, Australia, reached 117?F. It was also a very windy day, with the wind strengthening throughout the morning into a fierce tornado-like wind by noon. A fire started, and, driven by the winds, wrapped the whole country in a sheet of flame. The air was darkened by volumes of smoke, and showers of sparks rained down. Farm houses, fences, crops, orchards, gardens, haystacks, bridges, wool-sheds, and livestock were swept away by the on-rushing flames, which left behind them nothing but charred heaps of ruin. People fled to water to seek shelter from the flames. Late in the evening a strong sea-breeze began to blow, driving back the heavy pall of smoke, and the next day dawned upon blackened homesteads, smoldering forests, charred carcasses of sheep, oxen, horses, poultry, and wild animals. The fire had burned the largest area in European-recorded Australian history, about 5-million hectares (19,305 square miles), a quarter of what is now Victoria. More than one million sheep and thousands of cattle were killed. Twelve people died.
1911
Constantinople Fire - Constantinople, Turkey


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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.
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