Chicago Fire Department

Gemstones believed to be safe after Jewelers Row fire; tenants await damage assessment

Gemstones believed to be safe after Jewelers Row fire; tenants await damage assessment

An extra-alarm fire in the Mallers Building on Jewelers Row in the Loop early Wednesday morning left those with businesses in the building worried about damage to their records and equipment, but most of the gemstones were believed to be secure in fireproof safes.

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Fred Hakimi of Hakimi Gem Imports said all the jewelry his company buys and sells is secure in a safe, but he worried that the water firefighters used to extinguish the flames may have...

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