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1944
Structure Fire, North Street
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On the evening of Saturday, July 1, 1944, fire of unknown origin was discovered in the rear of the house on North Street owned by W. W. Erdman and tenanted by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schmink. The fire had gained considerable headway by the time Liberty Hose Company arrived, but was soon brought under control and kept from spreading to the front of the home and to the adjoining building of the Lykens Hosiery Mills. The Wiconisco fire company also responded and assisted until all danger was past. Several hundred dollars damage was caused to the home, with no damage to the adjoining manufacturing plant.
1995
Gas Grill Fire, 706 Pottsville St (Box 23-11)
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Engine-22 was dispatched to assist Company-23 on a gas grill fire on a rear porch. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six and arrived on scene after Engine-23. The Engine-22 crew assisted the Engine-23 crew with pulling a line to the rear of the residence to extinguish a fire that had spread from a gas grill to the porch soffet and siding. Fire was contained to rear porch area. After checking for extensions, the company was released by command.
2002
Accident w/injuries, 504 Market St (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Engine 23 were dispatched to an accident with injuries, a vehicle into a building near the square in Lykens. Engine 22 responded, and on arrival found a single car which had run into the steps on the Market Street side of the Gully Apartment Building. Engine 23 was placed in service. Two patients were in the vehicle, and the crew assisted with patient care until arrival of EMS units. After a wrecker removed vehicle from the sidewalk, Engine 22 went available.
2004
Medical Assist, 301 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched per request of EMS for a cardiac arrest victim. Personnel arrived on scene and assisted EMS with a signal-12.
2004
Automatic Alarm, 550 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 and Company-23 were dispatched for an automatic fire alarm at the Mid Penn Bank on Main Street. Chief-22 on scene determined that alarm was a false trip and placed the box in service. Apparently, a small child yanked a pull station alarm while waiting inside the bank with an adult.
2011
Tree fire near a structure, 260 Glen Park Road (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched to 260 Glen Park Road in Lykens Boro for a report of a tree on fire endangering a structure at the Dauphin County Glen Park. Chief 22-2 responded POV, and on arrival, confirmed a tree stump burning and spreading to a structure less then 1 foot away. EMS from Medic 6 responded with 2 and on arrival, dumped two dry chemical extinguishers on the fire and knocked down most of the fire. Engine 22 responded with 5 and on arrival, pulled a trash line and extinguished the remaining fire. Command placed Engine 23 available. Crew pulled the stump apart to check for smoldering remains. A staff member from Dauphin County Parks and Recreation arrived on the scene and the crew was able to gain access to the structure. They found no extensions. After confirming that the stump was out and no extensions were found to the structure, command placed the box available.
2018
AFA, 300 Chestnut St (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to 300 Chestnut Street in Lykens at the Alfa Laval Thermal Plant for an automatic fire alarm. Chiefs 22 and 22-1 responded POV to the scene. Engine 22 went enroute with 4. Engine 23 and Truck 22 also responded. Chief 22-1 arrived on scene with normal conditions. Engine 23 was placed in service. After a check of the facility found nothing the box was placed in service by command.
2018
Propane Leak, 8635 Route 209 (Box 24-7)
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Company 22 dispatched class one on the 24-7 box along with Dauphin companies 21 and 23 and 24 and Schuylkill companies Muir, Sheridan, Reinerton and Joliet for a propane leak at Koppys Propane at 8635 Route 209 in Williams Township. Truck and Engine 22 responded and on arrival assisted other companies in tracking down the source of the leak. The leak was found and secured and command placed the box 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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