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1905
Train Accident -Race Horses Killed - Millersburg, PA
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Three trainmen were killed, one man was injured, and a carload of race horses bound for the Bloomsburg Fair were destroyed in a collision at the junction of the Lykens Valley Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Millersburg on October 8, 1905. The fast mail train for Erie was preceded out of Harrisburg by a fast freight train, which, owing to a heavy fog, lost some time. Its caboose and a box car containing the horses accidentally uncoupled at the junction, and the mail train overtook them. Charles E. Berry and Ralph Hendershott were in the caboose and were killed by the collision. Fireman Theodore Scott of the mail train was hurled into the midst of the wreck and was also killed. There were 200 passengers on the mail train, but none were seriously hurt.
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1929
West Side Hose Company Fire - Steelton, PA
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On October 8, 1929, the members of the West Side Hose Company #3 returned to their station from taking part in a fire drill at the East End School to find a fire in a storeroom on the second floor of the firehouse. The firefighters worked hard and were able to keep the fire confined to the storeroom which contained a large quantity of canvas. The fire Loss was $50.00, and the cause of the fire was undertermined.

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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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