This Atlantic City Boardwalk fire from November 2009 is only one of many that have plagued the tourist attraction through 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. Sufficient reason for final week’s horrific Boardwalk fire in the Seaside Heights area maybe not directly connected to AC, but along the same stretch that is 217-mile of shoreline that is frequented by most of the 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 the passover of this apparently ongoing plagues which are being doled out from on high.
Or maybe, wooden boardwalks while charming whenever built 150 years ago are simply just not just a safe building material into the world that is modern. Fire experts are, in fact, now saying the fire that is destructive to have been a bout 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 boardwalk that is many, referred to it being an ‘unthinkable situation’. It took more than 400 firefighter (more…)