This Atlantic City Boardwalk fire from November 2009 is only one of many that have actually plagued the tourist attraction over the years.
With casino revenues already largely in the toilet for the majority of Atlantic City’s land casinos, and the gambling town still dealing with last year’s devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy which shut straight down many of the city’s casinos for days the last thing this New Jersey city needed had been any proximity at all to yet another catastrophe. And with final week’s horrific Boardwalk fire in the Seaside Heights area not directly attached to AC, but along the same stretch that is 217-mile of shoreline that is frequented by lots 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 bloodstream on its casino walls for a passover associated with apparently ongoing plagues which can be being doled out from on high.
Or possibly, wooden boardwalks while charming when built 150 years ago are simply just not just a safe building material in the modern globe. Fire specialists are, in fact, now saying the destructive fire appears to own been a bout of arson, although the inspiration is unclear.
More Damage after Sandy
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 a lot more than (more…)