Could Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Also Catch Fire? It Offers Numerous Times
This Atlantic City Boardwalk fire from November 2009 is just one single of many that have actually plagued the tourist attraction over the years.
The last thing this New Jersey town needed was any proximity at all to yet another disaster with casino revenues already largely in the toilet for the majority of Atlantic City’s land casinos, and the gambling town still recovering from last year’s devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy which shut down many of the city’s casinos for days. And with final week’s horrific Boardwalk fire in the Seaside Heights area maybe not directly linked to AC, but along the same 217-mile stretch of Atlantic shoreline that is frequented by many of the exact same tourists and locals one can’t help but wonder if Atlantic City may likewise require an exorcist or even to put blood on its casino walls for a passover associated with the evidently ongoing plagues which can be being doled out of on high.
Or perhaps, wooden boardwalks while charming whenever built 150 years ago are simply just not a safe building material in the world that is modern. Fire professionals are, in reality, now saying the fire that is destructive to possess been an episode of arson, though the motivation is unclear.
More Damage after Sandy
Nj-new jersey’s Governor Chris Christie, upon visiting the fire scene that destroyed many boardwalk buildings, referred to it as an ‘unthinkable situation’. It took more than 400 firefighters and 35 motor companies to finally extinguish the raging inferno. (more…)