Downtown Grimsby still dealing with fire aftermath
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.