Down­town Grimsby still deal­ing with fire aftermath

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - GRIMSBY LIN­COLN NEWS

GRIMSBY — The down­town has yet to re­turn to nor­malcy fol­low­ing the July 6 fire that gut­ted part of the area.

Main Street by the On­tario Street in­ter­sec­tion re­mained par­tially closed Mon­day. Last week, in­surance ad­justers met with the struc­tural en­gi­neer to chart a course for the fu­ture of the build­ings. Grimsby fire Chief Mike Cain said in­di­ca­tions were that all af­fected build­ings would have to come down.

“There will likely be spades in the ground next week,” Cain said.

The pro­vin­cial fire mar­shal’s of­fice is still in­ves­ti­gat­ing. Cain said there was some sur­veil­lance video in­ves­ti­ga­tors were re­view­ing and sam­ples be­ing sent for anal­y­sis.

Dam­age from the fire is es­ti­mated at $2 mil­lion. A re­port from the town last Wed­nes­day said the sub­ject prop­er­ties had been re­leased back to the prop­erty own­ers.

The Grimsby Farm­ers’ Mar­ket will re­sume this week, but be­cause of the clo­sures and is­sues down­town, this week’s mar­ket will take place Thurs­day at the Peach King Cen­tre, 162 Liv­ingston Ave. It will still op­er­ate from 3 to 7 p.m.

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