Restaurant in NJ ablaze
Firefighters were battling a fire at the Sweetwater Casino
restaurant near Hammonton, N.J., it was reported this morning.
Clouds of smoke coming from the fire could be seen for miles,
after firefighters rushed to the Sweetwater Casino in the early
hours to find the restaurant and banquet hall engulfed by the
blaze. Despite the fact that the Sweetwater Casino is on the
banks of the Mullica River, fire crews reportedly struggled to
get enough water onto the burning pine structure. Luckily the
Sweetwater Marina and several fuel tanks nearby were untouched
by the fire. Known for its seafood and views of spectacular
sunsets from its riverside deck, the sprawling Sweetwater
complex is a 'casino' in name only and does not offer gambling.
The restaurant - built in the 1920s - is a favorite oasis for
locals and for travelers headed to the gaming palaces of