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1968
Standby Barn Fire, Clair Hoover, Wiconisco
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Fire of undetermined cause destroyed the barn of Clair Hoover in Wiconisco. The Wiconisco Fire Company answered the call around 8:30 P.M. on Thursday, October, 31, 1968. The Lykens Fire Company was asked to standby. Most of the livestock was removed from the barn.
1987
Auto Alarm, Station 21 (Box 21-13)
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Engine 22 was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at Elizabethville's Station 21. The box was placed in service by Chief 21 before Engine 22's response.
1992
Structure Fire, 600 Shoop Rd (Box 19-11)

1995
Barn Fire, Hoy Rd & Landis Rd (Box 20-36)
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Tanker 22 was dispatched to assist at the scene of a barn fire in Upper Paxton Township. Tanker 22 responded with a crew of two, and upon arrival shuttled several loads of water to porta tanks being used on scene for suppression activities. The crew continued with the shuttle until released by command.
1999
Odor Investigation, 646 Main St (Box 22-1)
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Companies 22, 23, and 24 were dispatched to the Tower Sales Mini-Market for an odor of something burning inside. The caller advised that the ceiling was charred. Engine 22 responded, and Chief 22-1, who lives across the street, assumed command. Truck 22 responded and arrived on scene. Command held the box to Company 22.
2007
Structure Fire, 4250 Route 225 (Box 21-4)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to a reported structure fire at a property next to the Lesher's Meat Market on Route 225 in Washington Township. Companies 21, 22, 23, 26, 20, 27, 216, and 28 were dispatched on the call. Truck 22 responded with a crew of five and was advised that Captain 26 was on the scene reporting a working fire in the basement with extension to a garage. Truck 22 set up for roof ventilation. The crew opened the roof and assisted at scene with suppression activities until released by command.
2007
Structure Fire, 3457 Route 209 (Box 21-2)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to a structure fire at 3457 Route 209 in Washington Township (between Elizabethville and Millersburg). The truck responded with a crew of six. Other companies dispatched were Companies 21, 20, 26, 216, and 23. This was the second structure fire call in Washington Township within a few hours, and most units had just cleared from the previous incident on Route 225. The truck was directed to level one staging and sent manpower to the front of the structure.
2008
Vehicle into a Structure, 248 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to the scene of a car into a structure at 248 North Second Street. Chief's 22 and 22-1 responded to the scene POV. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, and Truck 22 responded with a crew of five. After arriving on location, Chief 22-1 requested apparatus to respond class three. On arrival, crews stabilized the vehicle and later removed it from the structure by driving it back out. Neither the driver of the car nor the occupants of the home were injured. After securing the structure, the company went available.
2009
Electrical Hazard, 416 Center Street (Box 23-1)
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Companies 23 and 22 dispatched to 416 Center Street in Wiconisco Township for a report of an electrical hazard. A transformer had exploded and taken power out to the address dispatched. Engine 23 responded, and Chief 23-1 held the box to his engine, canceling all 22 apparatus before response.
2011
Flooding, 606 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 606 South Second Street for basement flooding. A vehicle passing the property struck low hanging lines and pulled them down, also causing the water line in the basement to break and flood it. Utility 22 responded with 3, and on arrival, set up a portable pump in the basement to pump out about 5 inches of water from the basement. The Boro water authority was on scene and shut down the water line. Lykens PD also on scene. After pumping out the basement, the Utility went available.
2014
AFA, 732 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, 23, and Truck 20 (in place of the out of service Truck 22) dispatched class one to 732 Main Street in Lykens at the Catholic Church for an automatic fire alarm. Chief 22 responded POV, and on his arrival, placed all units in service prior to any response.
2019
Structure Fire, 320 Swamp Lane (Box 27-3)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 27-3 box at 320 Swamp Lane in Lykens Township for a structure fire, smoke in a residence. Truck 22 responded with 7 and was canceled by command 27 while enroute. Six additional members stood by in Station 22.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1942
Accidental Shooting - Washington Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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Charles Engle, of West Lykens, sustained twenty-three buckshot wounds in the stomach, chest, arms, and hands while hunting near Loyalton on Saturday, October 31, 1942. The accidental shot was fired by Mr. Hoover, the funeral director from Berrysburg.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1895
Kramer and Stevenson Lumber Yards Fire - Dauphin, PA


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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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