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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

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

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

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.
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.
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2004
Whale Explosion - Tainan, Taiwan
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An older bull sperm whale, measuring 56 feet long and weighing 50 tons, died when it became beached on the southwestern coast of Taiwan. On January 29, 2004, a large crowd of more than 600 local residents and curiosity seekers, along with vendors selling snack food and hot drinks, braved the cold temperature and chilly wind to watch workmen try to haul away the dead animal. It took more than 13 hours, three large cranes, and 50 workers to shift the whale on to the back of a truck. The whale was being transported on the back of the truck through the center of Tainan when a build-up of gas inside the decomposing sperm whale caused it to burst. It was a spectacular explosion.
2004
Luoyang Hotel Fire - Luoyang, Henan Province, China
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A security warden, who accidentally set his overcoat ablaze with a coal fire, caused a fire in a hotel in Luoyang, China on January 29, 2004. Firefighters in Luoyang rushed to the hotel two minutes after they received the report of fire. A total of 22 firefighters were sent to put out the fire and a rescue team was immediately set up. The fire killed seven people and injured 17 others.
2003
West Pharmaceutical Services Plant Explosion - Kinson, NC

1996
Teatro la Fenice Fire - Venice, Italy
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The opera house Teatro la Fenice (The Pheonix Theatre), in Venice, Italy was completely destroyed by fire on January 29, 1996. The fire was set by two electricians because their company was facing heavy fines over delays in repair work. Fighting the fire was difficult because the water source (the canal next to the theater) had been drained for repair work. A helicopter was used to fight the fire.
1976
Zeiss Planetarium Fire - Hague, Netherlands

1922
Knickerbocker Theater Collapse - Washington DC
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For two days, snow from a blizzard on January 27, 1922, blanketed the area around Washington DC, resulting in accumulations of more than two feet. On the night of January 29, 1922, 300 people were attending a movie at the Knickerbocker Theater, at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road. In the middle of the film, the accumulated snow on the theater?s roof collapsed the building and tons of steel and concrete fell down on top of the theatergoers. One hundred and eight people were killed. Another 133 people were hospitalized. Rescuers worked through the night to pull out the injured from beneath the rubble.
1907
Coal Mine Explosion - Stuart, WV

1902
Baltimore Merchandise Co. Department Store Fire - Harrisburg, PA
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The large department store of the Baltimore Merchandise Company was destroyed by fire and water about 6 a.m. on January 29, 1902.

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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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