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1994
Flooding, 454 Main St-Legion (Box 22-17)
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Engine 22 was dispatched to remove ice buildup on the roof of the American Legion in Lykens. The buildup was causing flooding inside the building. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six and staged in the alley next to the building. The crew entered onto the roof from an interior scuttle and removed ice buildup to allow water to run off and through the drainage system.
1995
Garage Fire, 301 Center St (Box 23-11)

2001
Chimney Fire, 126 Vine St (Box 24-1)

2003
CO Alarm, 203 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 responded with Engine and Truck to a report of a CO alarm. Upon arrival, occupants of structure were complaining of headaches and feeling sick. Examination of the structure with a CO monitor showed elevated levels of CO, and the source was determined to be a cracked fire box in the furnace. The property was ventilated and the occupants advised to find alternative housing. Units were placed available by Chief-22.
2005
Propane Heater Fire, 237 Spruce Street (Box 21-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched in place of Truck-20, which was out of service, to the Borough of Elizabethville for a propane heater on fire inside a structure. The truck was canceled by Chief-21 prior to response and the box was held to Company-21.
2013
Chimney Fire, 609 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 609 North Second Street in Lykens to the former Methodist Church for a report of thick black smoke coming from the chimney. Engine 22 responded with 4 and Truck 22 with 3. On arrival, side A, crews went to the second floor rear of the structure and found a workman burning trash in a fire place, producing the smoke. The fire in the fireplace was now out, and the crew vented the second floor and was placed available by command.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1962
Lahr Barn Fire - Dornsife, PA
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The Pillow fire company and the Herndon fire company responded to a barn fire on January 29, 1962. The large barn on the farm of Mr. And Mrs. Warren Lahr in Dornsife was destroyed by fire. The contents of the barn was also lost, including one pick-up truck, two large tractors, and other farm machinery.
1966
Paul Barn Fire - Rife, PA
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On the cold night of January 29, 1966, during a heavy snowstorm, the large barn owned by Lester Paul, located near Wiconisco Creek to the south of the village of Rife in Upper Paxton Township, was destroyed by fire. The extreme cold and blowing snow complicated the firefighting operations. The barn was a complete loss. After the fire, a flatbed truck from North Penn Hide was brought to the scene to haul the frozen hoses back to the fire stations to be thawed.
2008
Accident - Callow Hill - Elizabethville, PA

2008
Accident - Rettinger and Rutter Roads - Jackson Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Tree Down - Dividing Ridge Road - Jackson Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Accident - 1640 Luxemburg Road - Lykens Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Accident - Route 325, Clarks Valley - Rush Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
14 Vehicle Crash on Rabbit Hill - Upper Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Gasoline Tanker Truck Accident - Route 25 - Upper paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Accident - Shippen Dam Road - Upper paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

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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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