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1904
Fire, Fisher & Jones Knitting Mill
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Fire alarm sounded from Fisher and Jones Knitting Mill at 6:20 AM on March 10, 1904. The company responded and found the fire in Star Steam Laundry. Two connections were made and the fire was extinguished in twenty minutes. Damage was estimated at $2,000.
1958
Unrecorded Incident Type, Solomon Rowe

1992
Structure Fire, 421 South St (Box 23-11)

2007
Structure Fire, 222 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Engine and Squad 23, Engine 24, Rescue 21, Schuylkill Air-Light 66-60, and Medic 6 were dispatched to 222 North Second Street for a report of an attic fire. Chief 22-1 responded to the scene and arrived to find a light smoke condition, and the owner reporting that he thought he had the fire out with a dry chem extinguisher. Chief 22 responded to the scene and established command. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, and Truck 22 with a crew of five. Engine 22 arrived on scene to find a light smoke condition. Engine 22 had side A/B and hit the hydrant at the intersection of Edward and North Second Streets. Engine 23 had side C. Truck 22 took side A. Most other units staged on Division Street. A crew entered the stairwell to the attic, and found heavy black smoke. Flashover occured shortly thereafter, with fire self venting through side attic windows. A hose line was advanced up the stairway, where the crew was met with heavy fire and smoke until the truck crew, assisted by a Rescue 21 crew, vented the roof. The crew from Company 23 went into the other half of the duplex and saw light smoke in the attic, but no extension. The Bulk of the fire was knocked down with one 2-inch hand line, with a backup line pulled but not charged. Company 23 also had a hose line charged. There was extensive damage to attic with a lot of overhaul performed. Rescue 66 was also dispatched and assisted on the scene. The Tower City crew was used as RIT. Medic 6 set up rehab at the A/D corner. One firefighter was injured when she was bitten on the finger by a cat on the second floor.
2009
Appliance Fire, 129 Elm Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Engine 23, Rescue 21, and EMS were dispatched to 129 Elm Street for a reported microwave on fire. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, Engine 23 responded with a crew of three, and Rescue 21 responded with a crew of six. Police on the scene found nothing showing. On arrival, the crew investigated and found no fire and command placed the box in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1906
Fetterhoff House Fire - Coaldale - Wiconisco Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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The two-story frame dwelling house at Coaldale (Wiconisco Township, Dauphin County), belonging to Frank Fetterhoff, and occupied by his son Edward, was completely destroyed by fire on the afternoon of Saturday, March 10, 1906. Mrs. Fetterhoff had gone to a neighbor's house, leaving her two little daughters alone. When she returned, she found the house in flames. The children were rescued with great danger , their clothing being scorched and their hair partly burnt. Mr. Fetterhoff lost $108, which he had saved for a rainy day, and a border lost $10. It was supposed that the fire started from a hot coal falling from the grate of the cook stove onto the floor.
1949
Train Accident - Lykens, PA
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On March 10, 1949, the engine and tender of a train bringing 30 empty cars and a tank car to Lykens from Northumberland derailed and overturned. The accident occurred at the weight scales west of Lykens. The fireman, L. Lewis, of Northumberland, sustained a fracture of two ribs. The engineer, Frank Hewitt, of Northumberland, and other crewmen, Jesse Harter, of Lykens, Russell Klinger of Millersburg, and S. Klinger, of Sunbury, all escaped uninjured. The cause of the accident was undetermined.
2007
Pole Fire - Bellevue Road - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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At 6:35 p.m. on March 10, 2007, the Gratz fire company was dispatched to the intersection of Luxemburg Road and Bellevue Road for a pole fire. Rescue 27 responded in heavy fog with a crew of four at 6:38 p.m. The fire was found at 830 Bellevue Road. The crew extinguished the fire and remained on scene until PPL arrived at 8:40 p.m.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1941
Strand Theater Fire - Boston, MA


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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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