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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.
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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