Fire takes buildings at former Rocky Point amusement park

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:19 AM | Contributed by zcorpius

Authorities are trying to find out how a fire broke out yesterday at Rocky Point Amusement Park. A blaze struck the abandoned park on Warwick Neck, sending a massive black cloud of smoke and flames into the air. Its largest building, Cliff House, burned to the ground.

Read more and see video from WPRI/Providence.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:31 AM
Call me cynical...but I can see a fire being a good way to get insurance to cover taking down a building rather than having to pay out of pocket to do so. Considering the site is being sold for condos, any current buildings would be taken down to make way.

I'd be interested to learn the cause of the fire, or interested to know if the selling company is being required to remove the current buildings as part of the sale.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:03 AM
If they dont notify the fire department of doing such a thing first they will be charged with arson if that is the case. Then they may also be fined and could possibly negate any financial gain they were getting. Kind of a dumb idea if you ask me. I doubt it was them...probably coincidence. I still believe firmly in innocent until PROVEN guilty.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:17 AM

This type of thing happens all the time. If you own the property and want insurance payouts, you will do it in a way where you won't be linked to it.

Not saying it happened that way, just stating that insurance scams go on all the time.*** This post was edited by Chitown 10/18/2006 4:18:30 AM ***

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:36 PM
This is sad, There giving the property owners only 7 days to demolish the rest of the park!

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