Incident Detail: 1901 Call No. 04
Call No. 4
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December 8, 1901
On Wednesday, December 8, 1901, fire totally destroyed the Wiconisco Tannery, causing a total loss of about $28,000, $10,000 of which was covered by insurance. Lykens firemen were notified of the fire and responded immediately, but due to not having connections for fighting fires in Wiconisco at the time, they were compelled to leave the hose carts in Lykens and join the bucket brigade battle of the flames, which was useless. The cause of the blaze after subsequent investigation was proved beyond a doubt to be from incendiary origin.
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