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1999
Structure Fire, 716 Wiconisco St (Box S.C.)

2000
Trailer Fire, 409 Wiconisco St (Box 23-1)
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Engine 22 dispatched to assist company 23 with a report of a trailer fire in Wiconisco Township. Conflicting reports as to the location were at first confusing. Engine 22 responded with 6, and arrived on scene first to discover that the trailer was mobile, attached to a truck that was driving the well involved trailer down the street, setting trees on fire as it went. Engine took the hydrant behind the old station 23 and set up on Wiconisco Street, while Engine 23 came in from Zealot Street. Crew extinguished trailer, then put out trees along the route that had ignited. Company was released by command 23 while they continued overhaul.
2001
Structure Fire, Muir Station 650 (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 dispatched to Schuylkill County, village of Muir, to the Muir fire station 650 for a structure fire. Truck responded with 5, and upon arrival, found all Porter Township fire companies (Muir, Orwin, Joliett, Reinerton, Sheridan), Tower City and Williamstown fire companies on scene. Fire was out upon arrival of truck. Truck personnel assisted with ventilation of second floor meeting room, and assisted with salvage and overhaul.
2007
Wires down, 224 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Engine 23 were dispatched class 3 to the area of 224 Main Street for a report of wires down. Engine 22 responded class 3 with a crew of five and canceled Engine 23. Chief 22 responded POV. Upon arrival, the crew found a TV cable that had come down and had already been removed from the road by the property owner. Engine 22 went available.
2011
Accident with injuries, 911 Main Street (Box 22-2)
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Engine 22, Rescue 23, and EMS from Medic 6 dispatched class one to 911 Main Street in Lykens Boro for a single vehicle accident, car into a front yard. Engine 22 responded with 5, Rescue 23 with 3, and Chief 22 POV to the scene. On the Chief's arrival, he found the driver had self extricated and placed the Rescue in service. Engine 22 arrived and with the fire police secured traffic and the scene. PSP also on scene. Crews removed broken fencing and downed tree limbs and cleared a path for the wrecker to remove the vehicle. After the car was towed, command placed the Engine available.
2011
CO Alarm, 613 Pottsville Street (Box 23-1)
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Company 23, Truck 22 and EMS from 24 dispatched class one to 613 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco for a CO alarm. Engine 23 on scene reported high levels from their meter readings on all floors of the 2 story wood frame home. Truck 22 responded with 5, and on arrival, set up on side B and went to the roof to check the chimney. The chains were run and the chimney was cleared. The rest of the crew set up PPV and ran the fan. After completing those tasks, command placed the Truck available.
2014
Smoke Investigation, Lykens Reservoir (Box 216-8)
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Chief 22-1 stopped at Station 22 to report to the crew at station that there was smoke visible coming from the area of the woods around the Lykens Reservoir on Powells Valley Road, which is a 216-8 box. Utility 22 went enroute with 5, Chiefs 22 and 22-1 and Captain 22 went POV. On arrival, the crew was met by a civilian that reported that himself and another person had a camp fire going in the area above the water shed. The Utility proceeded back in and sent a crew on foot that found the camp fire, which had been extinguished by another person. Command then placed the box available.
2019
AFA, 1619 Pottsville Street (Box 23-3)
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Company 23 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 1619 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco Township for an automatic fire alarm. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 23 with 5. On arrival, the Truck took side A of a one story rancher style single family dwelling with nothing showing from the outside. Contact was made with the home owner who stated that it was burnt food on the stove. Crews from 22 and 23 took a PPV fan to side C of the structure and vented out the smoke in the kitchen. Command 23 then placed the box available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



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Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1894
Great Hinckley Fire - Hinckley, MN

1923
Earthquake Fire - Yokohama, Japan

1973
Hotel Fire - Copenhagen, Denmark


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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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