On This Day...


On This Day (September 6th)
<< Previous Day |
List View
Descending
| Next Day >>

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

1945
Garage Fire, Coaldale
Detail >>
A combination garage, chicken house, and coal shed burned to the ground on the evening of Thursday, September 6, 1945. The fire was believed to be ignited by sparks from a nearby rubbish fire. Lykens and Wiconisco firemen responded, but were hampered by the lack of water. Chemicals were used and the fire was prevented from spreading to the nearby dwellings. The building, which was practically empty at the time of the fire, was on the property formerly owned by the late Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas.
2002
Medical Assist, 260 Glen Rd (Box 22-2)

2003
Medical Assist, 616 Spruce St (Box 22-1)
Detail >>
Engine-22 was dispatched per request of EMS to assist with a patient having difficulty breathing, since EMS had an extended ETA. Engine-22 responded with six personnel and performed initial assessment and took vital signs of the patient. Upon arrival of EMS, personnel assisted with packaging and transfer of the patient to an ambulance.
2016
Automatic Fire Alarm, 50 Reiff Street (Box 22-1)
Detail >>
Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to 50 Reiff Street in Lykens at the Reiff and Nestor Plant for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 22 went enroute with 3 and Truck 22 with 2. Lieutenant 22 advised that there was a water main break at North and Arlington Streets in the boro that may have triggered the alarm. On arrival, the Engine took side A/B corner by the main entrance of a 75 by 300 foot one story manufacturing facility with nothing showing. Engine 23 was placed in service. The Truck arrived and set up on the D/A corner. Plant staff met the crew and advised of no issues in the plant. A walk through of the plant was performed, and finding nothing, command placed the box in service.
2018
AFA, 5668 Route 209 (Box 21-6)
Detail >>
Box 21-6 dispatched for Engine 21 and Truck 22 to 5668 Route 209 in Washington Township at the Upper Dauphin Middle School for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 21 with 7 and Truck 22 with 5. Further information provided to DO 21 was that the activation was accidental and the box was placed in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



There are no incidents recorded in our database for this date.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1869
Avondale Mine Fire - Plymouth, PA
Detail >>
A wooden breaker built over the shaft opening of the Avondale Mine in the Wyoming Valley, one mile below Plymouth, Pennsylvania, caught fire on the morning of Monday, September 6, 1869. The fire was caused by sparks from a ventilating furnace. The shaft under the burning breaker was the only exit from the mine, and it soon became a roaring inferno. The men working in the mine at the time became trapped. A bucket brigade was formed from a large water tank on the hill to the fire until the first fire apparatus arrived from Kingston. The engine was supplied with water by buckets until a trough was made from the water tank to provide a constant supply. Good Will Engine No. 1 from Wilkes-Barre arrived next and a steam fire engine Nay Aug arrived from Scranton about one o'clock. The Nay Aug was supplied by the Good Will engine at first, but later set up suction from a stream below the railroad, and sent a powerful volume of water into the shaft, which was covered with a mass of burning timbers. About the middle of the afternoon, the two streams from the Kingston and Scranton engines had about extinguished the flames. Scranton's stream was then moved to a side tunnel that led to the shaft, and poured water into the shaft from there until the fire was extinguished. During this time, the Good Will engine was keeping a constant stream on a huge mass of burning coal that had been in the chutes between the headhouse and railroad. Around 5 p.m., preparations were being made to enter the mine to search for survivors. The crowd at the entrance was hampering the efforts and policemen tried unsuccessfully to force them back. A stream of water from a fire engine soon drove them away. Teams were sent into the mine to clear the path for rescue efforts. Mine gases hampered efforts of rescuers and two rescuers were overcome died. After their death, no further attempts were made to enter the mine until the following day when ventilation could be set up. All attempts on Tuesday were still complicated by mine gases and it wasn't until Wednesday that the bodies of the miners were found. One-hundred-eight minders died from suffocation during the fire and two rescuers died later while attempting to reach them.
1966
Forest Fire - near Lisbon, Portugal


ControlCurrent View Mode:  Verbose View,  Ascending Dates,  No Filters

Viewing Mode
Verbose View
List View

Ascending Date
Descending Date
Type Filter
Fire
Accident
Natural Event
Historic Date
Other

Location Filter
LHC2
Lykens
Pennsylvania
USA
World

Choose a viewing method and/or select any filters to exclude those items from your selection.

(Leave all filters un-checked to view all items)



Navigation

Use the menu below to select another date.

Note:Although functional, these pages are still having information added.

Click on a day of a month to view the incidents for that day.
January1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September1 2 3 4 5
6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
<< Previous DayNext Day >>


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.
4.These lists can be filtered. Use the control section above to activate or de-activate filtering. Filtering will not affect the list of incidents we've responded to. But, it will be applied to both the other lists.

 Copyright © 2004 -2020  Liberty Hose Company No. 2.   All rights reserved.  |  Legal  |  About Our Site  |