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1902
Fire, Rev. Kahlen Residence
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Fire alarm sounded at 6:20 PM on Thursday, August 7, 1902. The company responded and took the cart as far as McKay corner. No connections were made. The fire started from an electric light wire at Rev. Kahlen's residence. It was put out with a garden hose before any damage was done.
1997
Structure Fire, 19 S 4th St T. C. (Box S.C.)

2009
Landing Zone setup, 180 Arch Street (Box 23-1)
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EMS was dispatched to 421 Walnut Street in Wiconisco for a possible drowning, with Rescue 23 also dispatched to the scene. At their request, Engine 22 was dispatched to set up a landing zone for an incoming helicopter at Station 23. Engine 22 responded with 5. On arrival, the crew set up the LZ and landed Life Lion 3. EMS arrived at the LZ and a signal 12 (deceased person) was called. Life Lion cleared the scene, and Engine 22 went available.
2017
Commercial structure fire, 387 Arch Street (Box 23-1)
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Company 22 along with Companies 23, 24, 21, 27 and 20 dispatched class one to 387 Arch Street in Wiconisco Township in the area of station 23 for a report of a brush fire endangering a structure. Company 23 placed the box in service, they were performing a controlled burn.
2020
Structure Fire, 496 Luxemburg Road (Box 27-4)
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The 27-4 box dispatched class one to 496 Luxemburg Road in Lykens Township for a sawmill on fire.Truck 22 responded with 7 and Utility 22 with 4 and one member POV to the scene. On arrival of the Truck, they had a one story steel fabricated 100 foot by 500 foot saw mill that was completely involved. The Truck was assigned to the A/D corner where they set up for master stream operations being supplied by Rescue 28 thru a 5 inch line. The Truck flowed master stream operations for well over an hour, darkening down a significant portion of their side of the building. Truck 20 was assigned to the B side and worked on that portion of the building at the same time. crews assisted with pulling metal sheeting from the side of the building and extinguishment of visible pockets of fire. With both Zone 2 Trucks committed to this fire, Company 20 relocated Dauphin Truck 91 to their quarters while Company 22 relocated Schuylkill Truck 58-25 from Pine Grove to Station 22 while also placing Company 24 on standby in their own quarters. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, an excavator was brought in to tear out the collapsed tin roof and expose pockets of fire for extinguishment. Crews assisted with working the pile until eventually released by command 27. Units on scene: Engine, Rescue and Tanker 27 Engine and Tanker 26 Rescue and Tanker 28 Engine, Rescue, Tanker, and Utility 21 Truck and Tanker 20 Truck and Utility 22 Rescue 23 Company 24 standing by in quarters Perry Tanker 9 Engine, Tanker and Squad 216 Cumberland Tanker 20 at Station 21 Schuylkill Engine 22-11 at Station 21 Schuylkill Truck 58-25 standing by in Station 22 Northumberland Engine, Attack, and Tanker 65 Schuylkill Engine 14-10 Northumberland Tanker 64 Truck 91 standing by in Station 20 EMS ambulance 24-2, QRS 24, and Rehab 24 Ambulance 6-4
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1882
Train Accident - Train vs Cow - Lykens, PA
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On the morning of August 7, 1882, a working train on the Summit Branch Railroad, near Lykens, ran over a cow and was thrown from the track. John Townsend, Supervisor, and Charles Horner, a workman, both residents of Lykens, were badly injured.
1934
Structure Fire - Wiconisco, PA
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Sparks from a fire built in a stove at the home of Isaac Deitrich in Wiconisco ignited the roof, and in a comparatively short time virtually destroyed the entire covering at 8:30 on Tuesday morning, August 7, 1934. The flames were extinguished by the Wiconisco firemen. Little damage, other than the roof, was done.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1956
Dynamite Truck Explosion - Cali, Columbia


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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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