Rescue at Chicago High-Rise Fire

Bill Carey

Two rescued in Jewelers Row fire

 

 

CHICAGO (WLS) – Two firefighters were injured and others had to be rescued from a burning high-rise fire in the Loop Wednesday morning.

The extra-alarm fire broke out just before 2 a.m. in the Mallers Building on Jewelers Row at 5 South Wabash Ave., Chicago Fire Department officials said. It is a commercial building filled with jewelry manufacturers, diamond sellers and jewelry repair shops.

Two men had to be rescued from this fire, officials said. They are ok and both of them said the smoke was overwhelming.

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