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1954
Fire, Christ Reformed Church
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Fire broke out in the basement of the Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church in Lykens at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 1954, causing between $8,000 and $10,000 in damage. The fire was caused by a defective piece of wiring in the furnace room. It spread from the basement to the north wall partition, and except for the quick response of the fire companies and the fine work of the firemen on the scene, the fire would have resulted in the complete destruction of the building and possibly adjoining properties. The fire was very stubborn and hard to get at. The intense heat and smoke hampered the firemen for some time and they were forced to use gas masks to get at the source of the blaze. Fireman from Liberty Hose Company No. 2 of Lykens were assisted by the Wiconisco Fire Company, Williamstown Fire Company, and the Reliance Hose Company No. 1 of Elizabethville. The fine cooperation between the companies was one of the reasons that damage was not more disastrous. Most of the damage was confined to the basement and the church sanctuary itself was not seriously harmed except for some smoke and water damage. While repairs were being made for the several weeks following the fire, morning services were not held at the church. Sunday School was held in the Masonic Hall on Market Street each Sunday morning and evening services were held in Christ Episcopal Church at the corner of North Second Street and Market Street.
2002
Structure Fire, 62 E Market St (Box 24-1)

2008
Oven Fire, 312 East Spruce Street (Box 24-1)
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Company 24, Engine 23, Engine and Rescue 66, and Truck 22 were dispatched to 312 East Spruce Street in Williamstown for a reported oven fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, staged on Ray Street, and sent manpower to the scene to assist with venting the trailer. The owner had burned an apple pie in the oven, and there was no fire when firefighters arrived. The Truck 22 crew assisted with airing out the residence before being released by command.
2010
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to assist EMS at 801 Market Street in Lykens with a fall victim. Truck 22 responded with 3 and LT 22-1 responded POV to the scene. On arrival, apparatus staged on Laurel Lane and Market Streets and assisted EMS with helping the patient to get up. After completing that task, crews went available.
2010
Traffic Control, Main and Market Streets (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 fire police requested to assist the Boro with traffic control while crews were removing some of the recent heavy snowfall from Main and Market Streets in Lykens. A total of 6 company 22 members assisted the Boro with traffic re-routing while the snow was being removed.
2010
Chimney Fire, 212 Pearl Street (Box 20-1)
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Truck 22 dispatched in place of Truck 20 to Upper Paxton Township, 212 Pearl Street, for a reported chimney fire. Truck 22 responded with 6, and was placed available by command 20 while enroute.
2014
Structure Fire, 305 East Washington St (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one to Porter Township, village of Muir, 305 East Washington Street for a reported basement fire. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival, the Truck crew set up ladders on all 4 sides of a 1 and 1/2 story single family dwelling, with crews from Muir and Tower City in the basement with a knock on the fire. Crew assisted with checking for extension with the TIC, and then were released by Command 650. Units on scene included Schuylkill Companies 650, 66, 647, 810 and 58. Dauphin County units included 22 and 23.
2017
AFA, 80 North Market Street (Box 21-1)
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Company 21 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 80 North Market Street in Elizabethville at the Library for an automatic fire alarm. Before response, Command 21 placed the Truck in service as it was a false activation.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2007
Vehicle Accident - Jackson Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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A single-vehicle accident occurred on Route 225 in Jackson Township on February 13, 2007. The driver of a vehicle was injured when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a house.
2008
Vehicle Accident - Armstrong Valley Road - Jackson Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1816
Teatro San Carlo Fire - Naples, Italy

1905
Battle House Fire - Mobile, AL
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On the morning of February 13, 1905, fire destroyed the Battle House, Mobile, Alabama's, historic hotel. The fire also destroyed the Commercial Hotel and several adjoining buildings, including the Graham Printing Company. There was no loss of life, however the fire chief and a fireman were injured by falling bricks. The loss was about $400,000.
1967
Rest Home Fire - Brussels, Belgium

1975
World Trade Center Fire - New York, NY
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On February 13, 1975, in New York City, a fire occurred in the World Trade Center North Tower, which spread over nearly half of the eleventh floor. The fire also spread to other floors through openings in the floor slabs which were used to carry phone wires. The fires on other floors were extinguished almost immediately, and the main fire was put out in a few hours. Fireproofing protected the steel from melting and there was no structural damage to the tower. This event led to the installation of a sprinkler system in both towers. Firefighters claim that had the sprinklers been installed when the tower was built, the fire probably would not have spread as much as it did. Other than the damage caused by the fire, a few floors below suffered water damage from the extinguishment activities above.
1983
Statuto Cinema Fire - Turin, Italy
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A fire occurred during a show at the Statuto Cinema in Turin, Italy, on Sunday, February 13, 1983. The fire began on the ground floor of the two-story cinema and quickly set several seats ablaze. The seats had plastic covers and produced toxic smoke when they burned. The crowd panicked and ran toward the exits, causing a stampede in which several people were crushed to death. Firefighters responded quickly, but found that the rear emergency exits were locked. They were forced open the doors and found the bodies of several people who had died while trying to escape. The firefighters were able to get the fire under control before it spread to the upper floor and balcony. On the first level, they found 37 people who had been killed by burns, smoke inhalation or injuries from the stampede. On the second level, they found another 37 people, many in a bathroom, who had perished from smoke inhalation. Almost everyone who was on the second floor when the fire started had died.
1992
Phi Kappa Theta House Fire - California, PA
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A fire occurred at the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity at California University in California, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1992. One student died in the fire.
1998
San Francisco City Hall Dome Fire - San Francisco, CA

2008
Propane Truck Accident - East Hanover Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
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On February 13, 2008, an accident occurred in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, PA, near Grantville, in which a propane truck hit a telephone pole, rolled on to its side, and caught fire. A total of 84 fire apparatus from Fire Companies in Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, Cumberland, and Schuylkill counties were dispatched to the scene to assist over the course of the lengthy incident. Apparatus assisting from upper Dauphin County, included Fisherville's Takner 216, Millersburg's Tanker 20, Wiconisco's Tanker 23, and Williamstown's Tanker 24. Master streams were used to cool the tanker while the propane burned. Our local area tankers shuttled numerous loads of water to the scene from Memorial Lake in Lebanon County before returning home the following day.

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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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