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Statement: Victoria Mills in Grimsby

1 February 2016

Monday 1 February 2016

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is assisting in the evacuation of residents at a landmark building in Grimsby.

Statement: Victoria Mills in Grimsby

A North East Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said:

“We are currently evacuating the apartments at the Victoria Mills building in Victoria Street North, Grimsby.

“This follows concerns over a turret on the west elevation of the Silo building that appears to have moved and the likelihood of forecast high winds. Under advice from a structural engineer, we have been monitoring the building twice per day since December.

“People being evacuated are advised to go to the nearby Fishing Heritage Centre where we will be liaising with other services to look to find alternative places for them to stay until we can better assess the situation. As a precautionary measure, the nearby road is being temporarily closed.

“If any affected Victoria Mills residents need more details, please call 01472 313131.”