Centralia, Pennsylvania Info & Photos.

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By 1980 it was clear that Centralia, Pennsylvania was having a problem with mine gases. Soon, canaries would be called upon to save the day. The problem gases included carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and...

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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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The Centennial Vault, a time capsule in Centralia, Pennsylvania, was opened two years early on October 4, 2014. The capsule had originally been scheduled to be opened in 2016, 50 years after the 1966...

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Centralia, Pennsylvania needs your help! A group of dedicated volunteers are planning to clean up what’s left of the town on October 25, 2014. You can support their efforts through this Indiegogo campaign. They...

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As residents left Centralia, Pennsylvania their homes were torn down and all signs of civilization were slowly erased. One of the few reminders of the town and its inhabitants were two green park benches....

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By the late 1970s, the mine fire which started on the outskirts of Centralia, Pennsylvania was moving under the town itself. This caused numerous problems including ground subsidence and deadly gas emissions. The town’s...

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The Centralia PA mine fire has been constantly on the move since it started burning around Memorial Day of 1962. The underground fire follows a convoluted maze of abandoned coal mines and seams in...