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1948
Car Fire, South Second Street
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The interior of the pleasure car owned by Mr. William Koppenhaver, South Second Street, was destroyed by fire while in the residence garage Sunday morning, August 15, 1948, at 4 o'clock. The fire was discovered by Mr. Stanley Hawk, who noticed smoke coming from the garage while making his round as night watchman at the plant of Reiff and Nestor. Liberty Hose Company, Lykens, promptly answered a call for assistance and extinguished the blaze. The garage was not damaged.
2002
Structure Fire, 104 E Market St (Box 24-1)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to Williamstown for a structure fire, along with Companies 24, 23, and 66. Truck 22 responded, and on arrival found an electricity meter base on the side of the building on fire. Chief 66 had command, and released the Truck. Truck 22 went available.
2009
Smoke in a structure, 1100 North Second Street (Box 21-6)
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Truck 22, Engine 23, and Company 21 dispatched to the village of Loyalton in Washington Township for a report of smoke in a structure. Chief 21-3 on scene held the box to Company 21 only, canceling Truck 22 and Engine 23 before their response.
2011
Accident with injuries, 306 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22, Rescue 23, and EMS dispatched to 306 Main Street in Lykens Boro for a reported accident with injuries. Engine 22 responded with 6, Chief 22 POV, and 4 additional members responded POV. Chief 22 arrived on scene and assumed command. One vehicle with a single occupant had hit a parked mini-van, and the driver was outside the vehicle unhurt. Command placed Rescue 23 in service. On Engine 22's arrival, the crew stabilized the vehicles and put high dry down to absorb a moderate spill along the roadway. Lykens fire police shut down the 300 block of Main Street and diverted traffic onto side streets. Crew assessed patient and got initial vital signs until arrival of Medic 6. Lykens PD secured the services of two wreckers and after their arrival and removal of the vehicles, the crew cleaned up the street and went available.
2018
Small outside fire, 316 North 2nd Street Rear (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to the rear of 316 North Second Street in Lykens Boro for a small brush fire. Chief 22 responded POV and Engine 22 went enroute with 5. Chief 22 arrived on scene and found bystanders using buckets had the fire extinguished so he placed the Engine in service. Command then requested PSP to the scene to take an arson report.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1938
Barn Fire - Halifax Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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In the early morning of Saturday, August 15, 1938, a fire of undetermined origin destroyed the barn on the farm of James Mondold, about one mile east of Halifax. Three horses and four cows burned in the blaze, which also destroyed all of the farm implements and machinery and the season's crops.
1960
Week-Long 75th Anniversary Celebration Started - Lykens, PA
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A carnival was held in the West Borough Park in Lykens from August 15th thru 20th, 1960. This was held in conjunction with the 75th anniversary celebration of Liberty Hose Company No. 2. Nightly entertainment was provided for the week. Virgil Neal and the Oklahoma Travelers performed on Monday, August 15th. Sable Sisters and also Lloyd Morgan's unicycling, juggling, and bells, provided entertainment on Tuesday, August 16th. The Liberty Hose Company Band played on Wednesday the 17th. Thursday night's entertainment (August 18th) was provided by Bobo and His Clowns Band. The entertainment for Friday, August 19th, was the New Dominion Barn Dance. A gala fireman's parade was held on Saturday the 20th, with the evening's entertainment provided by Tex Daniels and His Lazy H Ranch Band.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1967
Meat Warehouse Explosion - Guijuelo, Spain

1981
Balloon Fire - Barrington, IL


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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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