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2008
Accident - Top of Peters Mountain - Halifax Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

2008
Smoke in a Structure - Armstrong Street - Halifax, PA

1994
Halifax Apartment Fire - Halifax, PA
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Fire broke out in an apartment building at Second and Armstrong Streets in Halifax on January 4, 1994. The blaze began in a couch in the living room of a second-floor apartment. One man died in the fire and another man died a few days later from injuries he received at the fire. Fifteen residents of the six-unit apartment building were displaced by the fire.
1952
Berry Mountain Cabin Stove Explosion - near Millersburg, PA
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A kerosene stove in a cabin on Berry Mountain exploded at around 2 a.m. on January 4, 1952. . Richard Lenker, 19, was hospitalized with burns and deep lacerations on both of his arms. Nine other people had minor injuries. The occupants of the cabin extinguished the fire using snow. The fire department was not called.
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1971
Building Explosion - Auch, France
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An explosion ripped apart a six-story building in Auch, France and killed 16 people. The explosion was caused by an accumulation of gas in an underground garage.
1961
Oxygen Plant Explosion - Dortmund, West Germany

1933
SS Atlantique Fire - English Channel

1904
Iowa State Capitol Building Fire - Des Moines, IA
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On January 4, 1904,while work was being done on Iowa's state capitol building, a disastrous fire occurred in the north wing, presumably started by a workman's candle. It damaged the House chamber, Supreme Court chamber, and other offices.
1698
Palace of Whitehall Fire - London, England
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A fire on January 4, 1698 destroyed most of the residential and government buildings of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs. During the fire, many art masterpieces were destroyed, probably including Michelangelo's Cupid, a famous sculpture bought as part of the Gonzaga collections in the seventeenth century.

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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.
4.These lists can be filtered. Use the control section above to activate or de-activate filtering. Filtering will not affect the list of incidents we've responded to. But, it will be applied to both the other lists.

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