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Who owns Centralia PA? In short, the owner is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Before the 1980s, the borough of Centralia was mostly owned by private citizens and organizations. This made it much like any...

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Who made Centralia PA’s residents leave their homes and the town? In truth, it was no one person or organization. Rather, it was several different parties over many years. By 1980, the borough of...

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How hot is the temperature of the Centralia mine fire? Hot. According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), over the years there have been numerous borehole temperature readings in...

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By some estimates, the mine fire under Centralia, Pennsylvania will burn for another 250 years. That’s a lot more heat, smoke, and steam! Seeing this future, a few enterprising individuals have suggested that the...