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1894
Fire, William Brockler
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Fire occurred at 2:30 PM at William Brockler's house. The company responded promptly and made attachment to the plug at [Nocheas]. They got the fire under control immediately. Damage was slight.
1990
Structure Fire, Indian Head Inn (Box 21-6)
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Engine 22 and Tanker 22 were dispatched to the village of Loyalton for a structure fire at the Indian Head Inn. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six. After arriving on scene, the crew made an attack on the fire by laddering the building and going into the second floor to advance the hose line to extinguish fire. Running only from booster tank water, which quickly ran out, the crew was forced to abandon the building. Tanker 22 responded with a crew of two, but had mechanical problems while enroute to the fire and went out of service. Engine 21 was set up on side 2 of the structure, and was eventually fed by Engine 26 (Engine 26's first call) which was drafting from the Wiconisco Creek about 500 feet away. Engine 21 supplied Engine 22 with a 3-inch line. The fire building was written off, and all remaining water was used to protect exposures. A 3 story apartment building across Route 209 from the fire building began to smoke, and a 2? inch line was used from Engine 22 to protect that building. There was spectacular fire that could be seen for many miles, with a large volume of fire visible until the building was totally consumed. Crews from companies 22, 26, 21, and 27 performed mop-up and extinguishment of many hot spots, with a lot of salvage and overhaul performed. Engine 22 lost its 35 foot ladder when the top eight feet caught fire and burned before the ladder could be removed from side 4 of the fire building. Crews went available when released by Command 21.
2008
Chimney Fire, 643 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to 643 Main Street for a reported chimney fire. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, and Truck 22 responded with a crew of six. One EMS unit from Medic 6 also responded. Engine 22 arrived on scene and took the A/D corner, finding a two story wood frame duplex with heavy black smoke pouring from a chimney in the center of the roof. Truck 22 arrived on side A, and sent a team to the roof, while the engine crew packed up and sent a crew to the basement. CO readings in the basement were high. The crew shut down the oil burner, pulled the pipe from the wall, and capped the opening - after which the truck crew ran chains to clean the chimney. They found an obstruction in the chimney at a level in the vicinity of the first floor ceiling. The occupants contacted the landlord, who contacted a furnace repairman, who arrived on the scene to repair the problem. After venting the first and second floors with negative pressure, the building was returned to the occupants and the furnace repairman.
2008
Smoke in a Structure, 137 North West Street (Box 24-1)
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Companies 24, 23, 66, and Truck 22 were dispatched to 137 North West Street in Williamstown for a report of smoke in a structure. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, and was advised to stage at the intersection of Market and West Streets and to send its manpower to side A. Command determined that there was no fire, and placed the box in service.
2015
Cardiac Arrest AED Response, 189 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 189 North Street in Lykens to assist EMS on a cardiac arrest call. Engine 22 responded with 6, Utility 22 with 1, and Chief 22 POV and one additional firefighter POV as well. On arrival, PD and Medic 6 all ready on scene. EMS called a signal 12, and the company was placed available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2006
Trailer Fire - Upper Paxton Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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In the early morning of February 24, 2006, the Millersburg fire company was dispatched for a structure fire at 8 Midland Drive in Upper Paxton Township. All occupants were out of the structure. Firefighters arrived to find a working shed fire with extension into the rear of a trailer. The heaviest fire was at the door of the shed. Firefighters pulled two CAFS lines. One was stretched to the rear of the trailer, and the other one was pulled inside through the front door. The fire was quickly extinguished and the damage was limited to the shed and the rear section of the trailer. Engine 21 and 29-1, Rescue 21 and Tanker 26 crews assisted at the scene. Engine 29-1 was transferred to Station 20 to standby.
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1676
Medfield Atacked by Indians - Medfield, MA
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A party of about 300 Indians attacked Medfield, Massachusetts, on February 24, 1676. During the night, the Indians hid behind trees around the village, and shot down people as they came out of their doors and their houses were immediately set on fire. 50 buildings were on fire before two or three discharges of a field piece put the Indians to flight, who as they passed the river burned the bridge to prevent pursuit. Eighteen people were killed, many were wounded, and some were carried away for torture.
1766
Stanislaw I Leszczynski Accidentally Burned - Lun?ville, Lorraine
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Stanislaw Leszczynski, the former king of Poland and the last duke of Lorrain and Bar as an independent duchy before being unified with France, died at the age of 89 from burns caused after his dressing gown accidentally caught fire.
1905
Orphans Court Building Fire - Philadelphia, PA
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On February 24, 1905, fire occurred in the old Orphans Court building on Sixth Street, below Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The fire started on the ground floor, which was occupied by the business office and composing room of the Catholic Standard and Times. Flames then reached the second floor, which was occupied by the law offices of Rawle and Freedley. The Rawle law offices were established in 1783 and were the oldest in the United States. The Rawle law offices were world famous, not only for their antiquity, but also for their law library, which had the most valuable private collection of legal reference books in America. Papers belonging to the William Penn estate and law reports, dating back to the time of King George I, were damaged in the fire. The Catholic Standard and Times suffered a $4,000 loss.
1977
Bressler Plane Crash - Bressler, PA
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On February 24, 1977, a twin engine charter plane crashed into a house in Bressler, PA, and exploded. Nine people, including state officials and aides, were killed.

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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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