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Incidents for which we were dispatched (see Note 1)Hide

1893
Fire, Foundry - Tool Shop
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Fire occurred in the Foundry tool shop. Alarm was sounded by the blowing of a whistle. Damage was slight.
1906
Fire, Short Mountain Colliery
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Fire alarm sounded Thursday morning, April 19, 1906, at 1:30 AM. Fire was at the Short Mountain Colliery Locomotive Engine House. Members of Liberty Hose Company No. 2 responded with both carts, but made no connection. The building was destroyed totally.
2000
Accident w/inj, Main & Edward Sts (Box 22-1)

2013
Roof down, 4542 Route 209 (Box 21-5)
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A strong storm came through Washington Township, and in it's aftermath, significant damage occurred in the area of Route 209 and the Walmart Shopping Center. Multiple calls were dispatched for Company 21 and Truck 22 was dispatched class one to 4842 Route 209 to a report of a roof blown off a home. Truck 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 4. On arrival, the Truck initially staged and the Utility stopped at Rakers Mill Road and Route 209 and diverted traffic. Numerous trees were down, a building blown down, and several roof suffered damage. The Truck was requested to set up in front of 4542 Route 209, and sent a crew to the roof to begin covering the gaping hole left behind. Crew from Rescue 23 assisted with the tarping and covering of the portion of roof that was blown away. After completing that task, the Truck was released by Command. The Utility was released a little later after the roadway was reopened.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1952
Lenker Station Grass Fire - Millersburg, PA
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At 1:15 p.m.on April 19, 1952, a grass fire was discovered on Berry Mountain near Lenker's Station. Sparks from a passing locomotive caused the fire. Forest fire crews from Lykens, the local forest fire warden, and two crews from the train battled the blaze. The fire was brought under control by 9:30 p.m., with the fire totally out at 11:00 p.m.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1874
Alcatraz Island Military Barracks Fire - San Francisco, CA

1904
Great Toronto Fire - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1975
Princess Irene Ship Fire - Cologne, West Germany

1993
Branch Davidian Complex Fire - Waco, TX

1995
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing - Oklahoma City, OK

2007
De Longhi Factory Fire - Treviso, Italy


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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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