2 People Die in Mokena House Fire Wednesday Morning

Police officer taken to Silver Cross Hospital for smoke inhalation.

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posted at 7:15 a.m.; updated at 11:39 a.m.

An elderly Mokena couple died in a Wednesday morning house fire. A police officer tried to rescue them from the burning home, but the flames and smoke were overwhelming. The police officer was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The couple was in their 80s, according to officials. One person was found in a bedroom and the other was found near the front of the house in the 19600 block of Catalpa Road near Magnolia. The fire department was called at about 3:20 a.m.

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badger June 13, 2014 at 07:19 PM
So easy to judge when your not involved! FYI Mokena firefighters are not the only firemen that sleep around. Probably every Frankfort fire fighter has slept around. They have all taken a turn with there own female co-worker too! Doesn't mean they don't do a good job when called upon. So keep your comments to yourself, WompBomp, your probably not getting any.
sCarah.83 June 13, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Hey wompbomp... I have a few questions/comments for you, kind sir... 1.)Do you have a job? Or do you just sit on your arse all day trying to find the end of the internet until mommy makes you dinner? 2.)If you're so disgusted with the LW area... Why don't you move instead of staying here and beyotching about it? Shit or get off the pot dude. 3.)A lot of people sleep around regardless of the occupation, soooo umm... Way to keep it relevant bud.... Talking about how the firefighters enjoy eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches would have been just as relevant to this story as your "sikbern" about them enjoying hookers. 4.)At the end of the day, lives were lost and you're negating the sadness of that by bringing your crazy talk to this forum. Clearly you have personal issues with one/some of the brave and selfless first responders employed by the village of Mokena, and you've decided to "get your revenge" by posting "sikberns" on an open Internet forum... Does it make you feel better? Better make a passive aggressive away message for your aim profile too just to really make yourself feel like a big tough guy. 5.) Lastly, if you're that concerned with the whereabouts of hookers in this town, why don't you keep your mother and sister off the streets and help them find new jobs?! Sikbern
Eric Blair June 14, 2014 at 07:42 AM
sCarah.83 “…brave and selfless first responders…”? Hardly, modern firefighters, whether you choose to accept it or not have a cushy high paying job with early retirement, great pension, and a remote chance of job injury. Mokena once had a volunteer dept. that was probably better for a fraction of the cost. You probably don’t remember the flashing blue lights the guys had on their cars when responding. You yuppies with your easy and fake unearned money ruined this village. As for moving from this area I have a better idea, you move. This place was far better when it was “blue collar”.
Dot dot dot June 15, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Eric, I assure you your job and place in life is completely irrelevant. Don't be jealous that your Walmart job pays minimum wage


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