Fire scorches Wildwood pier for second time this year

Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2002 7:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Nickel's Midway Pier was closed Tuesday after an early morning blaze damaged a section of the pier and the pier offices. The cause of the fire, which has been deemed suspicious in nature, is under investigation, police said. The same pier, 3500 Boardwalk, was the scene of a devastating fire Jan. 16 that destroyed the popular dark ride Castle Dracula. Castle Dracula has since been demolished and temporarily replaced with an $8-per-ride bungee trampoline amusement.

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