"An expert conducted a thorough inspection and this morning presented the conclusion (...) that the building is safe and residents are recommended to return to their apartments," Vilnius Vice-Mayor Valdas Benkunskas said in a press release.

"In other words, the evacuation order will be canceled shortly," he added.

The evacuation of the nine-story building in Gabijos Street was ordered on Monday night after the Fire and Rescue Department received a report that cracks had appeared in its walls.