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1911
Fire, Matter's Ice Dam
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Fire alarm sounded on Sunday morning, October 8, 1911, at 3AM. Fire broke out at [batch] shanty at Matters Ice Dam. The company responded and attached house to the plug at the foundry. The whole shanty was destroyed, with no insurance.
1981
Structure Fire, Zealot St, Bud Miller's (Box 23-)

2003
Smoke in Structure, 522 Market St (Box 22-1)

2008
Smoke in a Basement, 403 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Engine 23, Rescue 21 and EMS were dispatched to 403 South Second Street for a report of smoke in the basement. A caller reported that her furnace was making a loud banging noise, and she contacted a repairman who advised her to shut it off. When she attempted to go down into the basement, she discovered what she thought was smoke, so she called 911 and left the residence. Engine 22 responded with a crew of five, Engine 23 with a crew of three, and Rescue 21 responded with a crew of six. After investigation at the scene, command confirmed that it was a furnace malfunction and held the box to Engine 22. The crew shut down the furnace, which was spewing steam into the basement after being overfilled with water.
2009
Wires Down, 554 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched to a report of wires down in front of Ciao's Pizza Shop on Main Street in Lykens. Engine 22 responded with 4, and on arrival found an electrical wire laying in the street. PP&L was contacted and the Engine was placed available, with the Captain staying to await PP&L's arrival at 10:15.
2012
Smoke Alarm sounding, 512 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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While preparing for weekly Monday night training, the occupant of 512 South Second Street walked into Station 22 and advised the crew that the smoke alarms in his home were going off and he did not know why. Engine 22 responded with 6, and arrived on side A. Crew entered the structure with a meter and checked the house, and found no alarms ringing and no odors or smoke. After checking the entire house and finding normal conditions, the Engine went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1905
Train Accident -Race Horses Killed - Millersburg, PA
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Three trainmen were killed, one man was injured, and a carload of race horses bound for the Bloomsburg Fair were destroyed in a collision at the junction of the Lykens Valley Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Millersburg on October 8, 1905. The fast mail train for Erie was preceded out of Harrisburg by a fast freight train, which, owing to a heavy fog, lost some time. Its caboose and a box car containing the horses accidentally uncoupled at the junction, and the mail train overtook them. Charles E. Berry and Ralph Hendershott were in the caboose and were killed by the collision. Fireman Theodore Scott of the mail train was hurled into the midst of the wreck and was also killed. There were 200 passengers on the mail train, but none were seriously hurt.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1929
West Side Hose Company Fire - Steelton, PA
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On October 8, 1929, the members of the West Side Hose Company #3 returned to their station from taking part in a fire drill at the East End School to find a fire in a storeroom on the second floor of the firehouse. The firefighters worked hard and were able to keep the fire confined to the storeroom which contained a large quantity of canvas. The fire Loss was $50.00, and the cause of the fire was undertermined.

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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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