Atlantic City's acting fire chief 'very concerned' about Revel’s fire suppression system​

Concern about the casino’s risk for fire expressed after owner decided to stop employing nine union engineers at the property.

The owner of closed-down Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., violated fire codes when he dismissed the property’s team of engineers and left the Boardwalk complex a soaring fire trap, Atlantic City’s acting fire chief said Sept. 30.

A violation notice was delivered to the property on that day, acting Fire Chief Scott Evans said. The city will begin fining Glenn Straub’s Polo North Country Club Inc. if the company doesn’t obtain competent engineers today to oversee the property's emergency equipment, Evans said.

“We’re very concerned. As the time goes by and there’s nobody in that building, the risk increases,” he said.

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