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1997
Multiple Structures, 509 Main St - Rear (Box 22-11)
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A first alarm assignment was dispatched for a report of a structure fire at the rear of 509 Main Street. Dispatched were Engine and Truck 22, Engine and Squad 23, and EMS. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six and proceeded to the scene by way of Pine Street, pulling into the alley behind Dale's TV. Initial sizeup showed a large two story garage fully involved, with extension into the rear of the P & B Video Store that fronted on Main Street. Engine 22 laid about 300 feet of 5-inch hose from the hydrant at the corner of Main and Pine Streets and pulled several hand lines to attack the fire from the alley. Truck 22 responded with a crew of five and positioned on Main Street at the front entrance to P & B Video. Truck 22 used the hydrant in front of the former Doc Herrold residence on Main Street. The truck crew forced the front door of the video store, advanced a handline to the rear of the structure, and prevented further extension of the fire into the building. Engine 23 accessed the scene from Market Street, going down the alley and setting up to the rear of the former Helt's Furniture Store. Their water supply was fed by a line from Engine 22. Squad 23 entered the alley off North Second Street and staged near side 1 of the garage. Engine 22's deck gun was employed at the onset to blitz the advancing fire until water supply was established and handlines were placed in service. A knockdown was achieved in about seven minutes. Company 24 was placed on standby in their quarters. Extensive overhaul was undertaken and numerous hot spots were extinguished. The garage was destroyed, and the video store had damage to the rear store room. The condition of the garage was so unstable that the borough's backhoe was brought in and the remaining parts of the structure were knocked down for safety reasons. Units were released by command after overhaul was complete.
1998
Accident w/injuries, Main & Lehr Sts (Box 22-2)

2005
Relocate and standby, Station 21 (Box 26-2)
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Engine-22 was dispatched to re-locate to Elizabethville Station-21 while Companies 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 were working a barn fire in Mifflin Township on Hoover Road. Engine-22 responded with a crew of five and was joined at Station-21 by Tanker-24. Engine-22 was placed available by Chief-21 after Company-21 was released from the fire scene by Command-26.
2010
Garage Fire, 127 Sheetz Road (Box 19-3)
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Box 19-3 dispatched to 127 Sheetz Road in Wayne Township for a commercial structure fire in a car repair garage. This brought companies 19, 216, 29, 21, and Truck 22. Truck 22 responded with 6 and Chief 22 POV. Chief 19 on scene called a working fire in a metal one story commercial pole building. The Truck arrived on scene and was given the assignment to stage their rig on Sheetz Road and send their manpower to Engine 19-1. They were later used to assist the owner in retrieving some personal items from the building after control was marked. Crews from the other companies got a quick knockdown, but damage to the interior was extensive with most of the roof trusses burnt off and the tin roof sagging and drooping. After being released by Command, the Truck went available.
2015
Stove fire out, 275 Shoop Lane (Box 19-3)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 19-3 box to 275 Shoop Lane in Wayne Township for a report of a stove fire now out. Companies 19 and 29 also on the call. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Utility 22 with 3 plus 2 juniors. Command held the box to company 19 and company 22 was canceled as the Truck crested Eville mountain. This was the first call for the refurbished Truck 22 after being out of service for 9 months for a total refurb.
2018
Accident with injury, 6333 Powells Valley Rd (Box 216-8)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 23 dispatched class one to the area of Powells Valley Road going up the mountain for an accident with injury. A motorcycle had struck a deer. Engine 22 responded with 4 and Utility 22 with 2 and Chief 22 POV. On arrival EMS had the patient loaded in their unit. Company 23 was released and the Utility went to the top of the mountain to direct traffic. The remainder of the crew assisted PSP on scene until the roadway was cleared and command placed the company available.
2018
Medical Assist, 400 Main St (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Medic 6 on scene Company 22 dispatched class three to 400 Main Street in Lykens for a medical assist with extrication of a patient. Truck 22 responded with 5 and Chiefs 22 and 22-1 and Lieutenant 22 went POV to the scene. On arrival the crew assisted EMS with packaging and extricating a patient from the second floor out of the home to their transport unit and were then placed available.
2018
Stove Fire, 423 Center Street (Box 23-1)
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Engine and Truck 22 along with companies 23 24 21 27 dispatched class one on the 23-1 box for a reported stove fire at 423 Center Street in Wiconisco Township. The Engine with 4 and Truck with 5 were training at the Glen and responded from that location while the Utility responded from the station with 4. Three additional members responded POV to the scene. On arrival, 23 had the fire under control and the truck crew provided PPV before the company was released by command.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1932
Berry Mountain Fire - Dauphin County, PA
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A fire on Berry Mountain was started by a coal train on the Lykens Valley Railroad. It burned 1,000 acres. The fire was reported on April 23, 1932, at 2:30 p.m. and was put out on Friday April 24th. Forest fire teams from Elizabethville, Millersburg, Westbrook, Fisherville, and Enterline worked to extinguish the fire.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1854
Warrenton Fire - Warrenton, GA
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A most destructive fire occurred at Warrenton, Georgia, on the April 23, 1854. Every business house in the place was burned, together with the Court House and papers, and the Post-Office and its contents. Many of the best dwellings and a number of the offices were destroyed. The loss was estimated at about $2,000,000.
1940
Rhythm Night Club fire - Natchez, MS

1980
Soviet Submarine Fire - off Japan


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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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