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Jewelry Store Damaged by Fire

The fate of the building is uncertain.

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Jewelry Store Damaged by Fire

Firefighters working to stop the blaze at Shores Jewelry on Thursday, March 21. LINCOLN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT/FACEBOOK

Shores Jewelry in downtown Mattoon, IL, was damaged in a fire Thursday night, according to the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier.

No one was hurt in the fire, which started on the third floor of the building.

“As bad as it is, at least everyone is safe,” owner Harold Shores was quoted saying.

The store has been in business since 1948 and operated in the current location since 1985, according to the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Shores is “waiting for engineering and insurance analysis work to be done to determine the future of his fire damaged building,” the newspaper reports.

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Within three weeks, Shores plans to open a jewelry repair shop at a temporary site.

He’s assuring customers that their jewelry is still safe at the store.

Read more at the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

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