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1959
Fire, 725 Main Street
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Fire gutted the third floor and damaged the roof of a three family dwelling at 725 Main Street in Lykens on Tuesday evening. The fire started around 6PM in the section of the building occupied by Mrs. Katherine McCormick and family. There was smoke and water damage to the other parts of the structure, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Taylor and daughter and Mrs. Irene Schoffstall. The fire was contained to the third floor and walls of the McCormick home, according to Earl Buffington, Foreman of Liberty Hose Company No. 2. Buffington said the fire apparently started in the basement. The firemen were hampered in their efforts to contain the fire due to the bitter cold temperature at the time of the blaze, which resulted in freezing water on the roof and posed considerable danger to the firemen. The building is a frame, shingled structure with an asphalt shingled roof. Lykens and Wiconisco fire companies battled the blaze and managed to prevent what could have been a more serious fire inasmuch as St. John's Luthern Church and several adjoining properties were in close proximity to the fire. There were no injuries reported.
1998
Dryer Fire, 629 Main Street (Box 22-1)

2003
Structure Fire, 134 Short Lane (Box 27-4)
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Tanker and Engine 22 were dispatched to assist with a structure fire in Lykens Township. The company was canceled while enroute.
2008
Medical Assist, 184 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to 184 North Street to assist EMS with lifting a patient. Truck 22 responded class-three with a crew of five. On arrival, the Truck staged on side-A and assisted the ambulance crew with extricating the patient from a bathroom and moving her to the transport unit. The truck then went available.
2012
Structure Fire, 773 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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A structure alarm assignment was dispatched on the 22-1 box for 773 Main Street in Lykens for a reported house fire, alerting companies 22, 23, 24, 21, Schuylkill 66 and Medic 6. Chief 22-1 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the C side of a 2 and 1/2 story single family dwelling. On the arrival of Chief 22, he assumed command and Chief 22-1 went to the Station to staff the Tower. Engine 22 responded with 6 and arrived on side A/D with a hydrant directly in front of the structure. Truck 22 responded with 3 and set up on the A side and went to the roof to ventilate. Three lines were pulled from E22, with one going through the front door, one through the D side door, and one to the rear. Engine 23 arrived on the C/D side with their own hydrant and pulled one line to the C side. First in crews found heavy fire on the C side, running from the basement wall to the roof line through a space between an older interior chimney and a newer exterior chimney. Suppression activities included opening up the walls on both sides of the two chimneys. The Truck crew vented the roof while crews went interior to extinguish the fire. Crews from 24 and 21 arrived and rotated in to the suppression activities. Tower City Air Light set up in front of Engine 22 to fill air, while Medic 6 set up on the side street and placed the 7 occupants of the structure in their rig during the event. Control was marked and crews began salvage and overhaul with crews tarping most of the first floor. Overhaul continued for some time as fire was dug out between the chimneys. Command placed most units available until 22 crew got the last of the hot spots, and then were placed available by command.
2016
Brush Fire, 601 Julian Street (Box 24-3)
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Engine 22 dispatched class one as next due Engine on a brush fire at 601 Julian Street in Williamstown. Engine 22 was canceled by command before response.
2019
Medical Assist, 515 Main Street rear (Box 22-1)
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At the request of EMS Company 22 dispatched class one to the garage to the rear of 515 Main Street in Lykens for a medical assist for a person down. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene and Truck 22 went enroute with 6 and Utility 22 with 3. On arrival the crew started patient care and requested a helicopter for the patient and had Company 23 dispatched to handle the LZ at their station. On the arrival of Medic 6 the crew assisted with transferring the patient to their unit and cleared the scene to go enroute to the LZ.
2019
LZ assist, 387 Arch Street (Box 23-1)
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Crews from the previous call went enroute to the LZ to assist with transferring the patient with Medic 6 to the Life Lion helicopter. Truck and Utility and Chief 22 arrived at the LZ and assisted with that task, and then went available.
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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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