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1947
Chimney Fire, Travitz's, Main St
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On Tuesday morning, December 2, 1947, Liberty Hose Company was called to the home of Mr. Harry Travitz on Main Street, where they extinguished a chimney fire. There was only slight damage to the property.
1947
Yard Fire, Rudisill's, N 2nd St
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A second call for the day brought Liberty Hose Company to the home of Prof. and Mrs. Mervin Rudisill, North Second Street, to extinguish a yard fire which was threatening to get out of control.
1988
Electrical Fire, 530 North St (Box 22-1)

1998
Structure Fire, 100 West Grand Ave (Box S.C.)
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Units from Schuylkill and Dauphin Counties were dispatched Wednesday evening, December 2nd, for a structure fire at the home of Tower City Volunteer Fire Company Chief, Aaron Scheib. At 20:15, Dauphin County Truck-22 out of Station-22 in Lykens and Engine-24 out of Station-24 in Williamstown were dispatched, mutual aid to Schuylkill County, to 100 West Grand Avenue for a structure fire in Tower City Borough. Units from Schuylkill County already dispatched included Tower City, Reinerton, Sheridan, and Muir fire companies. Moments later, Tankers from Dauphin County Stations 22 (Lykens), 23 (Wiconisco), and 24 (Williamstown) were dispatched to assist. Truck-22 arrived approximately 9 minutes later and saw a fully involved double wood frame home, with the back completely consumed and fire rapidly spreading to the front on all exposures. After repositioning on side-3 in a side street, the truckies ventilated while engine company personnel worked their way through the interior, eventually achieving a knockdown. Unfortunately, the structure was gutted. Tremont Fire Company was dispatched to provide a second air unit (Tower City air-light was already on scene) and an engine to standby for units on scene. Tower City EMS was also on the scene. There were no reported injuries. Mutual aid units began returning to quarters at approximately 22:40. Truck-22 cleared the scene and returned to quarters at 23:00.
2002
Structure Fire, 140 Mt View Rd (Box 21-5)
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Engine 22 was dispatched as next due engine for a structure fire in Washington Township. Engine 22 was canceled before response when Engine 21 responded.
2010
Medical Assist, 328 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Medic 6-5, Company 22 dispatched for a lift assist to the rear of 328 Main Street in Lykens. Chief 22 responded POV and Truck 22 went enroute with 6. The Truck arrived on West Street and staged and sent manpower to the rear of the property to assist EMS with packaging and moving the patient to their transport litter, and then went available.
2011
Smoke from a Structure, 411 Market Street (Box 24-1)
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Companies 24, 23, Engine 647 and Truck 22 dispatched to the 400 block of Market Street in Williamstown for a report of smoke from a structure. The caller advised that from 404 Julian Street they could see smoke coming from a house in the 400 block of Market Street, believed to be 411 Market Street. Tanker 24 responded with 6, Engine 23 with 6, Rescue 23 with 3, Truck 22 with 6, Utility 22 with 3, and Schuylkill Engine 647 with 4. Chief 24 on scene had units go to level one staging, and on the arrival of the Truck they were given the assignment of sending a crew to the alley behind the 400 block of Market Street to investigate. The crew found nothing, and command placed the box in service.
2014
Odor Investigation, 218 West Market Street (Box 24-1)
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At the request of Command 24, Company 22 dispatched class one to 218 West Market Street in Williamstown to assist Companies 24 and 23 with an odor investigation inside an apartment building. More specifically, a tenant reported the smell of gasoline in their apartment. Engine 22 responded with 5 and Utility 22 with 3. On arrival the Engine staged at the intersection of West and Market Streets with the hydrant, and Utility 22 staged on Market Street. Crews were sent to the second floor of 218 West Market to check for odors, while crews from 24 and 23 were checking several other adjoining buildings who were also reporting a gasoline smell in their residences. After investigating and finding their assigned area clear, the Engine crew stood by until released by command.
2017
Structure Fire, 333 Dietrich Avenue (Box S.C.)
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Dauphin County Truck 22 and Tanker 24 dispatched class one to Schuylkill County Porter Township, 333 Dietrich Avenue in the village of Orwin, for a fully involved structure fire. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 22 added on with 3. While enroute the County now advised that two structure were now involved. Truck 22 arrived by way of Yoe Street and took side A of a 30 foot by 40 foot two and one half story wood frame duplex with fire venting from the side C and heavy smoke pushing out all floors of side A. The crew set up ladders and prepared to vent the building. The Engine crew staged on Yoe Street and was used to set up a fill site for incoming tankers. Crews assisted with suppression activities and overhaul until released by command.
2018
Medical Assist, 719 Main St (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 719 Main Street in Lykens to assist EMS with a difficulty breathing call. EMS had an extended response time. Chiefs 22 and 22-1 responded POV to the scene and Truck 22 went enroute with 6. On arrival, crew made patient contact and took initial vitals until the arrival of 24-1. The crew then assisted with transferring the patient to their unit for transport and then went available.
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


1971
Coal Mine Explosion - Keelung, Formosa

1999
Thai Tank Farm Fire - Laem Chabang, Thailand
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A Thai Oil Compamy tank farm explosion caused a fire in the refinery 90 miles southeast of Bangkok. Seven people died, 18 were injured, and approximately 4,000 residents had to be evacuated. After the initial explosion that damaged several firefighting vehicles, 9 million gallons of oil in four tanks went up in flames. It took more than 36 hours to extinguish the blaze with at least 20,000 gallons of foam.

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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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