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Manteno Fire Protection District news

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A 58-year-old worker who fell into a Kankakee County grain bin has died. The accident occurred Wednesday just before noon at the Whitaker grain elevator near Manteno.  Chester Cleveland, who worked for Whitaker Grain for 40 years, was working to clean out the grain bin when he fell in. Manteno Fire Chief Scott O’Brien said Cleveland fell between 70-75 feet down the bin. The fire district received a call of a person in the grain bin at around 11:15 a.m. When crews arrived, two people were found inside the grain bin. The second employee fell in while trying to assist. Firefighters were able to retrieve the second employee.

Rescue crews were on the scene all afternoon.

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Manteo Fire Department news

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A Manteno couple was able to escape a fire that heavily damaged their single-story home in the 1200 block of Oak Ridge Drive on the town’s southeast side on Tuesday (1/24/17).

firefighters enter a burning home in a trailer park

Scott Anderson, Daily Journal

Manteno Fire Chief Scott O’Brien said the couple called 911 about 3:22 p.m. while at the same time, an Aqua Illinois employee, who was in the area, stopped to alert them that the fire had spread throughout the attic and a garden shed.

The kitchen, living room, family room, and shed were all damaged.

Manteno was assisted by Bourbonnais, Bradley, Peotone, and Grant Park fire departments.

thanks Dennis

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