This Atlantic City Boardwalk fire from November 2009 is only one of many that have plagued the tourist attraction over time.
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 last week’s horrific Boardwalk fire in the Seaside Heights area maybe not directly attached to AC, but along the same 217-mile stretch of Atlantic shoreline that is frequented by most of the same tourists and locals one can’t help but wonder if Atlantic City may also need an exorcist or to put bloodstream on its casino walls for a passover of the apparently ongoing plagues which are being doled out from on high.
Or possibly, wooden boardwalks while charming whenever built 150 years ago are simply not really a safe building material within the modern world. 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’s Governor Chris Christie, upon visiting the fire scene that destroyed boardwalk that is many, referred to it being an ‘unthinkable situation’. It took a lot more than 400 firefighters and 35 motor businesses Continue reading “Could Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Also Catch Fire? It Has Numerous Times”