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1966
Fire, Wiest Property
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There was a fire at the Wiest property on Sunday morning, February 20, 1966, at 3 o'clock. Approximately 50 members responded from Liberty Hose Company No. 2. The cause of the fire was determined to be careless cigarette disposal. Because of the owner's quick thinking, extensive property damage was avoided. Damage was estimated at $50.00.
1983
Garage Fire, Rear of 329 South 2nd St (Box 22-1)
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Companies 22 and 23 were dispatched to a garage fire to the rear of 322 Main Street at the Koons residence. Original dispatch gave an address of the rear of 329 South Second Street. Engine and Tanker 22 and Engine and Squad 23 responded, and Engine 22 connected to the hydrant at the corner of South Second and Edward Streets and laid in dual 2?-inch supply lines up the alley to the scene. The fire was small in nature and was quickly extinguished. PSP was contacted for a fire marshal.
1990
Elevator Rescue, Rattling Creek Apts (Box 22-11)

1992
Set-up Landing Zone, Underkoffler's Field (Box 22-21)

2000
Structure Fire, 333 Julian St (Box 24-1)

2006
Structure Fire, 105 East Broad Street (Box 24-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to Williamstown Borough for a reported structure fire at 105 East Broad Street. The truck responded with a crew of seven. County dispatch advised that a juvenile called 911 by cell phone to report a fire at the location and hung up. The truck was placed available by Chief 24-1 upon the arrival of Tanker-24 on the scene and determination of a false call.
2007
Automatic Fire Alarm, Reiff & Nestor Plant (Box 22-3)
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A first alarm assignment was dispatched for a water flow alarm at the Reiff and Nestor Plant on Reiff Street, bringing Company 22, Engines 23 and 24, and Truck 20 (which was erroneously dispatched as a request for Engine 20). Chief 22 went responding, and was advised by County that the plant was reporting a low water pressure alarm that was now OK, and that there was no problem. Chief 22 held all units in quarters, and after arriving on the scene and investigating, he placed the box in service.
2011
Porch Fire, 710 Main Street (Box 22-2)
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The 22-2 box was dispatched for a report of a porch on fire at 710 Main Street in Lykens Boro. Companies 22, 23, 24, 21, 66, and Schuylkill 66 dispatched class one. Engine 23 responded and arrived on side A, and advanced a hand line to the side porch. Engine 22 responded with 6, and laid in from the hydrant at Main and Spruce, supplying Engine 23. Truck 22 responded with 3 and staged on Main Street in front of Engine 23, and laddered the building. Engine 24 arrived behind the Truck and sent manpower to side A. Rescue 21 arrived and staged at Main and Spruce streets and sent manpower to side A, with Chief 21 assuming the manpower officer position. EMS from 6 staged behind them on Main Street. Engine 66 arrived behind Engine 24 and assumed the RIT assignment. Schuylkill Air-Light 66-60 set up behind Engine 66 for air. Initial size up was a 2 1/2 story wood frame single family residence, with fire on the side porch extending into the B side wall of the house. Captain 22 assumed command on arrival with Engine 22. Crew from 23 performed the knockdown, with crew from Engine 22 advancing a second line to the C side of the structure. 22 crew went interior and checked the first and second floor for extensions, finding none but there was a significant smoke condition present. A 22 crew set up a PPV fan on side A while 21 and 24 crews rotated in to perform overhaul and salvage. Control was marked, and the box was held to companies 22 and 23. Remaining crews checked for hot spots and extensions until released by command. The County fire marshal was requested to determine the cause, which was determined to be accidental. A total of 18 members responded to this call. While this incident was ongoing, an automatic fire alarm came in for the Reiff and Nestor Plant and was handled by mutual aid companies (see call number 13).
2011
Automatic Fire Alarm, 50 Reiff Street (Box 22-3)
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While company 22 was working the scene of a structure fire on Main Street (see call #12) with several other mutual aid companies, a water flow alarm was dispatched for the Reiff and Nestor Plant on Reiff Street in Lykens Boro. Engines 21 and 26, Rescue 27, Truck 20 and Rescue Engine Schuylkill 650 responded to this call. Chief 23 on board Utility 23 responded from the Main Street fire scene to this call. On his arrival, he was met with plant personnel that advised that there was no problem at the plant. Chief 23 placed the box in service. It is believed that the hydrant water flow at the Main Street fire call triggered the alarm at the plant.
2014
Accident with injuries, Main & Arlington Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 23 dispatched class one to the intersection of Main and Arlington Streets for an accident with injuries. Engine 22 responded with 3, Utility 22 with 1, and Chiefs 22 and 22-1 POV to the scene. On arrival, Chief 22-1 assumed command and placed Rescue 23 in service. There were two vehicles off to the side of the street with one injury. On the arrival of the Engine, the crew assisted EMS from Medic 6 with extrication of the driver of one of the vehicles, and directed traffic around the scene. Lykens PD was also on scene. Crews waited for the one vehicle to be towed away and then went available.
2019
Medical Assist, 7732 Route 209 (Box 22-2)
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At the request of Medic 6 Company 22 dispatched class one to 7732 Route 209 in Lykens Boro to assist them in access to a patient. Snow and freezing rain and sleet throughout the day made it impossible to access the patients residence. Chief 22 responded POV followed by the Boro plow, that on arrival plowed a path to the back of the house. Utility 22 responded with 4 and Truck 22 with 6. On arrival the apparatus staged on Route 209 and walked up the driveway to assist EMS in getting the patient out and placed in their unit for transport. Upon completion of that task Command 22 placed the Company available.
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Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1768
First American Fire Insurance Company - Philadelphia, PA

1890
Amsterdam Theater Fire - Amsterdam, Netherlands

1947
O'Connor Electro-Plating Company Explosion - Los Angelas, CA
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At 9:45 a.m. on February 14, 1947, just south of Downtown Los Angelas at 926 East Pico Boulevard, a blast leveled the factory of the O'Connor Electroplating Company. The factory was in the manufacturing district on Pico Boulevard between Stanford Avenue and Paloma Street. The explosion also destroyed or damaged 116 buildings in a four block area, injured 150 people, killed 15 people, opened a crater 22 feet wide and 6 feet deep, left telephone and electrical wires dangling in the streets, shattered windows across a 1-square-mile area, and was felt as far away as Long Beach and the San Fernando Valley. It was believed that staff chemist Robert Magee was experimenting with using volatile perchloric acid to polish aluminum when the blast occurred. After the explosion, the bodies of Magee, age 35, and his assistant, Alice Iba, age 22, were never found. A 15-foot pipe was hurled over a four-story building and landed a block away, killing a 10-year-old boy riding his bike. Rescue workers pulled dead and injured people, body parts, and dead cats and dogs from the rubble. Some of the employees of the plating company were stained green from chemicals. This incident resulted in Los Angelas' first ordinance regarding hazardous chemicals. It also led to one of the first Hazmat Dictionary's in the United States.
2002
Al Ayyat Train Disaster - Reqqa al-Gharb?ya, G?za, Egypt
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On February 20, 2002,at 2 a.m., an 11-car passenger train running from Cairo to Luxor, Egypt, caught fire from an exploded cooking gas cylinder. The fire spread as the train ran. Seven of its cars were burned, and 383 people died, either from the fire or while jumping from the train. 65 other people were injured. The fire was eventually extinguished at Reqqa al-Gharb?ya, a village near Al `Ayyat town, in G?za province. In Islam, it was the Hajj time, and it was the Muslim holy day Bairam. Because of this, the train was overloaded. Cars that should have carried 150 people, carried 300 or more.
2003
The Station Nightclub Fire - West Warwick, RI
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On the night of February 20, 2003, the band Great White was performing at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Just after 11 p.m., near the beginning of the show, some pyrotechnics were set off behind the performers. These set fire to the soundproofing foam on the sides of the drummer's alcove. The fire rapidly spread to the ceiling, and panic ensued. Most of the 400 people at the concert attempted to leave the club through the front entrance, as black smoke filled the club?s interior. A pileup occurred at the entrance, trapping people inside. 96 people died in the smoke and flames, among them was Great White?s guitarist, Ty Longley. Another 35 people were injured, including four who later died.

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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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