Owner of building says he plans to rebuild after fire

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MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — The owner of Shores Jewelry Store says he may have lost his building but he’s glad nobody was hurt. 

Harold Shores says he plans to rebuild after a fire on Thursday.

The fire started in the building at Broadway Avenue and 16th Street.

It took several departments well into the morning to put the fire out.

Now the community is coming together to support each other.

Shores says they built a new wall layer on the front of the building ten years ago.

That wall is being torn down by hand to make it safer for fire investigators and engineers to take a look.

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