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2016
Smoke in a structure, 425 West Main Street (Box 21-1)
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Truck 22 dispatched on the 21-1 box along with Company 21 and Engine 26 to 435 West Main Street in Elizabethville for a report of smoke in a structure. When Chief 21 signed on the air he was advised of a second call from a furnace repair person on scene that stated it was a furnace malfunction and no fire. Chief 21 placed the box in service before any response.
2015
Medical Assist, 620 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to the rear apartment at 620 South Second Street in Lykens for a patient with difficulty breathing. EMS was coming from the Eville station. Engine 22 responded with 5, Utility 22 with 2, and Chief 22 POV. On arrival, the crew initiated patient care until the arrival of Medic 6. Crew then assisted with the transfer of the patient to their transport unit, and was then placed available by command.
2014
Commercial Structure Fire, 203 Pear Lane (Box 27-2)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 27-2 box for a commercial structure fire at 203 Pear Lane in Lykens Township. Other companies on the box were 27, 26, 28, 23, Schuylkill 14 and EMS. Truck 22 responded with 6, and on arrival, command advised to stage the rig and send manpower forward. The property was a 50 by 100 metal pole barn building housing a wood working business, with fire in the ceiling and eaves. Crew split, with 2 setting a 35 foot ladder and went to the roof, while 2 went interior to access the eaves. Fire was located in the crawl space above the ceiling. Knockdown was made quickly and overhaul performed, with the roof vent pipe removed along with some sections of the ceiling and insulation. Crews assisted until released by command.
2009
Structure Fire, 1652 Pottsville Street (Box 23-3)
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Company 23, with Rescue 21 in place of out-of-service Rescue 23, Engine and Truck 22, and EMS were dispatched to 1562 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco for a reported attic fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of five, and Engine 22 responded with a crew of five. Both units approached the scene from the west, with the Truck taking side-A and the Engine locating directly behind them, with Engine 23, Tanker 23, and Rescue 21 approaching from the east and arriving on side-D. The fire was knocked down quickly by a crew from Company 23 using a PW can. The truck crew set up a PPV fan on side-C while the rest of the crew stood by until the company was released by command.
2005
Smoke in a structure, 2286 Powells Valley Road (Box 19-3)
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Truck-22 was dispatched on a first alarm assignment to Wayne Township for smoke in a structure. The truck was canceled while enroute and placed in service by command.
1943
Garage Fire, Guest House, Main Street

Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1978
House Boat Fire - Millersburg, PA
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On January 27, 1978, a two-story house boat and a large air boat belonging to Harry Miller was destroyed by fire on the Susquehanna River across from Railroad Street in Millersburg.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


2002
Ikeja Explosions and Panic - Lagos, Nigeria
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On Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2002, a street market was set up near the Ikeja Armory, just north of the city center of Lagos, when fire broke out. The fire spread to the munitions area of the armory and caused a huge explosion around 6 p.m. Several square blocks were leveled by the blast, which killed about 300 people. The blast was heard 30 miles away and windows were broken and homes collapsed as far away as ten miles. Making matters worse, the explosion sent munitions debris raining down over the north side of Lagos. This caused fires to break out all over the city. The explosions and fires caused a general panic in part of the city. On the other side of the Oke-Afa canal, which runs North-South through the city, is a banana plantation. Much of the panicking crowd thought they could seek refuge in the banana fields, but failed to remember the location of the canal in the dark. As thousands of people pushed toward the fields, at least 600 people were drowned in the canal. Stampedes in other parts of the city killed hundreds more, most of them children separated from their parents. Approximately 5,000 people were injured in total, overwhelming the citys hospitals. Explosions continued throughout the night and into the following afternoon. Due to a lack of firefighters in Lagos, the blazes were not contained until more than 24 hours later. At least 12,000 people were left homeless by the disaster. More than 1,000 people were killed.
1984
Michael Jackson's Hair Fire - Los Angelas, CA
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Michael Jackson received hospital treatment for second degree burns to his head after his hair caught fire during a freak filming accident in Los Angelas, California. He was singing "Billie Jean" for a Pepsi Cola commercial when the special effects went wrong - a firework display erupted behind him, showering him in sparks and setting his hair on fire. He covered his burning hair with his jacket as stage hands rushed to help him.
1981
Tampomas II Ship Fire - Kalimantan, Indonesia
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The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas II caught fire and sank during a storm in the Java Sea, off the coast of Kalimantan (Borneo) on January 27, 1981. Some of the 1,056 passengers of the ship jumped overboard. More than 400 people were found dead or reported missing. The official death toll was 431. Other sources quote that up to 580 people died.
1967
Apollo 1 Fire - Kennedy Space Center, FL
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Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire during a test and training exercise of the Apollo 1 space mission at Pad 34 of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 27, 1967. The fire occurred in the command module atop a Saturn rocket. The ignition source of the fire was never determined. But the fire spread rapidly in the high-pressure 100% oxygen environment. Just 17 seconds after the transmission of its discovery, communications from the astronauts stopped. Toxic smoke from the leaking command module and malfunctioning gas masks thwarted the ground crew from quickly accessing the fire. It took five minutes to open the hatch, by which time the fire in the command module had gone out.
1678
First US Fire Engine Company - Boston, MA


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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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