We are sure that you probably have caught wind of the fact that Alaska (the bar, not the state) was engulfed in flames last summer during a mysterious “electrical” fire. Tenants of 35 Ingraham Street were rushed out of their homes and it was every man for himself as bar patrons plowed over one another in a desperate attempt to save themselves from the flames. A grisly sight indeed for those who had the misfortune of witnessing it, but do we really know what happened that night?
We, at the Burning Bush, found that a disgruntled former employee of Alaska was reportedly in cahoots with the owners of Brooklyn Fire Proof to “take down” the local bar. Some may call bullshit, but take a moment to think. Brooklyn Fire Proof is just a few blocks away and the perfect alternative for those who are simply too lazy to walk any further to get their drink on. Also, Brooklyn FIRE PROOF?! Open your eyes, people! The signs of foul play are screaming at our deafened ears. One witness even claims to have seen a nondescript white male pouring what he believes to have been gasoline on the floor next to the restrooms just moments prior to the tragedy.
The weeks of Alaska’s absence were quite profitable for the neighboring hot spot, Brooklyn Fire Proof. Luckily for them, their bar is repellent to such adversity. Founder and co-owner of Alaska, Skyler Insler was not available for comment. Owners of Brooklyn Fire Proof also declined to be interviewed.