1901-Box 5 located at State and Cowden Streets in the Eighth Ward was struck at 1:10 a.m. Arriving companies found a small fire in an interior of a vacant two
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, Feb 1, 2010
1901-Box 5 located at State and Cowden Streets in the Eighth Ward was struck at 1:10 a.m. Arriving companies found a small fire in an interior of a vacant two and a half story frame building at 511 North Ave(Present location would be about the west end of the Finance Building at Commonwealth Avenue and North Drive), volunteer driver Charles F. Deiker of the Friendship No. 1 was cranking in the hose reel on the carriage when he exerted a sudden twist to his body and suffered a ruptured intestine.He contracted peritonitis and died on April 19th.Deiker was a young and popular member active in company affairs who was also serving as the Select Councilman for the Third Ward.He was the second Friendship Company member to give his life in the line of duty.
1899-At 2:45 p.m. the Washington Hose No. 4 wagon was dispatched to the rear of 121 Walnut Street. This was a two and a half story brick building occupied by
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, Feb 1, 2011
1899-At 2:45 p.m. the Washington Hose No. 4 wagon was dispatched to the rear of 121 Walnut Street .This was a two and a half story brick building occupied by the German Mannerchor Club whose clubrooms occupied the second floor.The stable of Dr. Rahter occupied the ground floor.Fire was caused by a leaking oil stove in the stable. Upon arrival, the Washington Company was confronted with heavy smoke conditions.Using forcible entry they found the fire gaining headway and promptly sounded Box 112 at Second and Strawberry on Market Square . Some woodwork at the rear and flooring was damaged. A quantity of hay and straw was destroyed.Mannerchor lost a piano valued at $300. Four horses and all vehicles of Dr. Rahter were saved.No overall loss was given but a figure of $550 was published in the local papers. Building was owned by the Haly estate. Weather was very cold.
Hard to believe this was 13 years ago. . .this entry was from the HFD historian, so it has only Harrisburg s involvement. I believe there were rigs from all
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, Feb 1, 2012
Hard to believe this was 13 years ago. . .this entry was from the HFD historian, so it has only Harrisburg's involvement. I believe there were rigs from all over Central Pa there that night.
1999- 0106 hrs.900 Market St, Boro of Lemoyne. West Shore Farmers Market.Large, almost one block square rambling, cut up one and two story building with apartments above the Market St. side(North) destroyed in spectacular fire.Tower 2 in service on east side of the structure with platform gun.Engine 6 special called but not used. Fire of about 4 alarm equivalent.HFD companies out 6 hours. A Platoon, mutual aid.
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