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1900
Fire, Jacob Werner's
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Fire alarm sounded at 6:20 o'clock PM on December 28, 1900. The fire was at Jacob Werner's house. The company responded and made connections. But, no water was used. The cause of the fire was a lighted match that set fire to a fringe on a couch. Damage was estimated at $20.
1992
Structure Fire, 211 Center St (Box 23-11)

2000
Pole Fire, 715 South Second St (Box 22-2)

2001
Wires Down, 800 Bl Main St (Box 22-2)

2010
Electrical Fire, 100 South West Street (Box 27-1)
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Companies 27, 26, 28, Northumberland 65, and Truck 22 dispatched to the Gratz Park Terrace Apartments, Apartment 109, at 100 South West Street in Gratz for an electrical fire. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Chief 22 POV, and were canceled by command as they turned onto Crossroads Road in Loyalton.
2011
Public Service Call, 508 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Lykens PD, Truck 22 dispatched class three to the Gully Building at 508 Market Street in Lykens to assist with a safety hazard. High winds during the day caused a part of the gutter on the roof line of the large green building on the square to come off and it was dangling over phone lines onto the street. Truck 22 responded with 7, Utility 22 with 2, and Chief 22 POV. On arrival, the crew sent the tower to the roof and pulled the gutter down, and then went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1999
Pumpkin Center Road Structure Fire - Klingerstown, PA
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On December 28, 1999. there was a commercial structure fire in Northumberland County near Klingerstown in the area of Pumpkin Center Road. A three-bay garage with an attached workshop was found with a working fire. Crews made entry and held the fire to the workshop area. Fire Companies on the scene were Companies 65 )Klingerstown), 28 (Pillow), 27 (Gratz), and Schuykill 10.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1850
Rangoon Destroyed by Fire - Rangoon, Burma

1879
Tay Rail Bridge Disaster - Dundee, Scotland
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The Tay Rail Bridge is a railway bridge approximately two and a quarter miles long that spans the Firth of Tay in Scotland, between the city of Dundee and the suburb of Wormit in Fife. During a violent storm on the evening of December 28, 1879, the center section of the bridge, known as the "High Girders", collapsed, taking with it a train that was running on its single track. More than 75 lives were lost.
1908
Sicily Earthquake - Messina, Sicily, Italy
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A 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Sicily killed over 100,000 people and destroyed several towns on December 28, 1908. The earthquake shook the city for a full 35 seconds. An eight-foot tsunami crashed about 100 yards inland, but most of the deaths were a result of buildings collapsing. A military barracks gave way, killing nearly everyone inside; in total, about one of ever three residents perished. All electricity, gas, water and sewage lines were destroyed. 87 of the 91 churches in Messina were demolished. The last survivors--two children--were pulled out a remarkable 18 days after the quake. There was also widespread destruction and death on other parts of the island, bringing the overall death toll to 120,000. In Reggio, a 15-foot deadly tsunami came ashore. Two hours later, the tsunami hit Malta.
1930
North Dakota State Capitol Building Fire - Bismarck, ND

2000
Paradise Family Restaurant Fire - Schuylkill Haven, PA
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The Paradise Family Restaurant at the crossroads of Routes 183 and 61 in Schuylkill Haven was gutted by an early morning fire on December 28, 2000. All three of Schuylkill Haven's fire companies responded, and the fire was brought under control in 15 minutes, however, the eatery suffered severe damage. The fire started in the original diner part of the restaurant after which it rolled out into the newer dining room. The building suffered extensive smoke damage, and smoke contaminated all the stored food. The fire, which caused an estimated $500,000 damage, was an arson.

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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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