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Incidents for which we were dispatched (see Note 1)Hide

1995
Brush Fire, Lykens Road (Box 216-81)

2000
Tree Down, 1300 Pottsville St (Box 23-3)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to assist Company-23 with a tree down on Coaldale Road in Wiconisco Township. The Truck responded with a crew of five and, with the direction of a PP&L employee, assisted in successfully removing the tree from the power lines and re-opening the road. Using chain saws, the crew assisted Company-23 with cutting up the remaining debris.
2017
Structure Fire, 131 West Market Street (Box 27-1)
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Truck 22 dispatched on the 27-1 box for a structure fire at 131 West Market Street in Gratz. Companies 27, 26, 28 and 23 also on initial alarm. On the arrival of 27 on scene it was a confirmed working fire and the box was upgraded to the first alarm. This brought companies 20, 21, Northumberland 65 and Schuylkill 14 and Air 35 to the scene. Truck 22 responded with 4 and Utility 22 with 3. On arrival the truck took side A of a 2 story large wooden frame ordinary construction building with heavy fire showing. Truck went to work with aerial master stream operations while the rest of the crew laddered the building. Crew assisted with suppression and overhaul activities until released by Command 27.
2017
Structure Fire, Pearl Street (Box 24-2)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 24-2 box for a reported shed fire on Pearl Street in Williams Township. Companies 24, 23, Schuylkill companies 647 and 650 on the call. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 22 with 4. There was difficulty trying to locate the actual address of the call. After searching and finding nothing, Command 24 placed the box available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1867
Widdeman Hotel Fire - Wiconisco, PA
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The hotel and store kept by Edward Widdeman, in Wiconsico, was totally destroyed by fire on Monday night, August 26, 1867. The family barely escaped with what they were wearing and the things they grabbed in their flight. The contents of the store, kept in one part of the building, consisting of dry goods, groceries, etc., was also totally consumed. Mr. Widdeman lost over $500 in cash, which he had kept in a bureau. It was believed the fire was arson, because there was no fire in the house when the family retired to rest.
2007
Wires Arcing - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1883
Krakatoa Eruption - Sunda Strait, Indonesia

1958
Fireworks Factory Fire - Chiaya, Taiwan


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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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