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1917
Fire, South Second Street
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The fire alarm sounded at about 11:30 o'clock on Sunday morning, May 15, 1917. The company responded to the home of Mrs. Henry Feindt on South Second Street. The rear part of the house was on fire, but was soon put out. This might have been a serious fire but for the quick response of the company.
1992
Elevator Rescue, Rattling Creek Apts (Box 22-13)

1994
Brush Fire, RR Bed, 600 Block Main Street (Box 22-11)
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Engine-22 was dispatched to extinguish a small brush fire located on the railroad bed across from Don's Food Rite, near the bridge abutment at the Wiconisco Creek. Engine-22 responded with a crew of four and found a small patch of smoldering vegetation and railroad ties. The fire was extinguished using a PW and some shovels. Engine 22-2 also responded on the call.
2009
Automatic Fire Alarm, 406 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to 406 Main Street for a residential fire alarm. Engine 22 responded with a crew of four, and was met by the property owner who stated that she was using a saw and accidentally set off the smoke alarm. The box was placed in service.
2011
Pump detail, 403 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 alerted to a pump detail at 403 South Second Street in Lykens. Five company members loaded up Chief 22's POV and responded class three to the home and set up a portable pump to remove about 6 inches of water from the basement, after the home owners sump pump had failed. The owner was advised to get a replacement pump and the crew completed the detail and went available.
2011
Commercial Fire Alarm, 300 Chestnut Street (Box 22-2)
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Companies 22 and 23 dispatched class one to 300 Chestnut Street at the Alva Laval plant for a commercial automatic fire alarm. This alarm came in during a torrential downpour with heavy thunder and lightning. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, Engine 22 responded with 4, and Truck 22 held in quarters with 2. Engine 23 responded and arrived on scene at the A/B corner. Chief 22 arrived and assumed command. He was advised by plant personnel that the alarm panel was showing an activation in a section of the plant known as the Cooper Building. Engine 22 arrived on scene at the Cooper Building on side D, and the crew investigated. Finding no problems, Chief 22 placed the box available.
2011
House struck by lightning, 175 Pine Creek Road (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22, along with Company 27, dispatched class one to Schuylkill County, 175 Pine Creek Road in Hubley Township, for a house struck by lightning. Schuylkill companies 13, 14, and 650 dispatched by Schuylkill County. The Engine crew, having just returned from the previous AFA, boarded the Truck and Responded with 7. The Truck was canceled by Schuylkill command after passing through Gratz.
2016
AFA, 75 North Moore Street (Box 21-1)
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Company 21 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 75 North Moore Street in Elizabethville for an automatic fire alarm. Truck 22 responded with 4, and shortly after response was placed available by Command 21.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



There are no incidents recorded in our database for this date.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1925
Coal Mine Explosion - Farmville, NC

1941
Sinking of the Bismarck - Atlantic Ocean, 300 miles west of Br, France

1971
Train Accident - Wuppertal, West Germany

1978
Enhaut Church of God Fire - Steelton, PA


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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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