This Atlantic City Boardwalk fire from November 2009 is only one of many that have 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. Along with final week’s horrific Boardwalk fire in the Seaside Heights area perhaps not directly linked to AC, but along the same 217-mile stretch of Atlantic shoreline that is frequented by most same tourists and locals one can’t help but wonder if Atlantic City may also need an exorcist or even to put blood on its casino walls for a passover of the apparently ongoing plagues that are being doled out from on high.
Or maybe, wooden boardwalks while charming when built 150 years ago are simply not just a safe building material in the world that is modern. Fire professionals are, in reality, now saying the fire that is destructive to have 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 boardwalk that is many, referred to it being an ‘unthinkable situation’. It took significantly more than 400 firefighters and 35 en Continue reading