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1984
Car Fire, Food-Rite Lot (Box 22-1)

1991
Toaster Fire-out, 221 Main St (Box 22-11)

1994
Medical Assist, 450 N. 2nd St (Box 22-11)

1995
Tree Down, Main & Edward Sts (Box 22-19)
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Because of a heavy snow storm that passed through the area, numerous trees came down in the Borough. Company 22 was dispatched to numerous events, this incident being the first of many. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six to this event and cut up a tree laying across Edward Street near Main Street. After completion, the crew moved on to the next event.
1995
Tree Down, 614 Main St (Box 22-17)
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Because of a heavy snow storm that passed through the area, numerous trees came down in the Borough. Truck 22 responded to this event while the Engine 22 crew was working another tree down call. The crew of two found a tree resting against the roof of Dr. Bower's medical office in the 600 block of Main Street. The crew left the tree in place and went available.
1998
Smoke in Structure, 652 North Street (Box 22-1)
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On Wednesday, November 11, 1998, at 02:59 AM, Dauphin County Stations 22 (Lykens) and 23 (Wiconisco) were dispatched to 652 North Street in the Borough of Lykens for a report of smoke in a structure. Chief 22-1, Terry Sherman, was first on scene and reported that there was a very light smoke condition on the first floor of a two-story wood frame duplex. Engine-22 arrived at 03:02 AM followed by Truck-22 at 03:03 AM. Investigation of the structure discovered an overheated sump pump in the basement to be the cause of the smoke. There had been heavy rains in the area earlier in the evening. Company-23 was placed in service, and Company-22 personnel ventilated the structure and removed the pump. All units cleared the scene at 03:29 AM.
1999
Furnace Malfunction, 755 Main St (Box 22-2)

2016
Structure Fire, 301 Pottsville Street (Box 23-1)
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Box 23-1 dispatched class one to 301 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco for a report of heavy black smoke coming from the eves of the address. This initially sent Engine and Rescue 23, Engine 22, Engines 21, 24 and 27, Truck 20 for the out of service Truck 22 and Rescue 21 along with 24 EMS. Chief 22 arrived on scene and confirmed a working structure fire. Chief 23-2 requested that the box be upgraded and Engines 20, 26, 29 and Schuylkill 650, Trucks 32 and Perry 2 were added to the call. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 2, along with several members POV. Engine 22 proceeded to the scene by way of Market Street and tagged the hydrant at the corner of Plane and Pottsville Street and laid 500 feet of 5 inch to the scene. Engine 23 arrived ahead of them and tagged the hydrant at Rock and Pottsville Street. On arrival, they had a 100 foot by 50 foot 3 story duplex residence with balloon frame construction and heavy fire and smoke blowing out the C side first floor. Truck 20 set up on the A side and went to the roof, while Engine 24 took a hydrant down Pottsville Street and laid in behind Truck 20. Engine 650 arrived on the C side with Utility 22 and Engine 29 reverse laid 5 inch down Rock Street to a hydrant and eventually supplied Truck 32 who went in service on the C side of the structure. Engines 26, 27, and 21 arrived behind Engine 22, staged and sent manpower forward with the crew from Engine 27 assuming the RIT assignment. Rescue 21 set up there as well and filled air cylinders. Several attempts were made interior to knock down the fire but everyone was pulled out when the fire took over complete control of the building and spread to the adjoining address at 303 Pottsville Street. After an exterior attack, the mode was switched to transitional and crews re-entered the building and began to take control of the fire. Perry Truck 2 arrived and set up on the B/C corner, while Truck 32 was set up on the C/D corner. Extensive salvage and overhaul began and continued for several hours. Command began releasing units and eventually Company 22 was released. During the event, Schuylkill Engine 810 was relocated to Station 24, Rescue 49 to Station 21, Engine 28 to Station 26, and Perry Rescue 2 to Station 23.
2018
Car Fire, 605 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and EMS from Company 6 dispatched class one to 605 North Street in Lykens for a car reported on fire in the parking lot adjacent to the address. Chief 24-1 was on location and called it in. Chief 22 responded POV and Engine 22 went enroute with 5 and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival, the crew pulled a dry chem and extinguished a fire around the steering column. A backup line was pulled and the battery disconnected. After investigation, command released the Company and they went available.
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1864
Atlanta Burned by Sherman - Atlanta, GA

1907
Swift and Company Fire - Harrisburg, PA

1979
Coats Boarding House Fire - Pioneer, OH


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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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