Centralia, Pennsylvania Info & Photos.

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One of the interesting places to visit in Centralia, Pennsylvania is the mine drainage tunnel. You can find this by heading east on Big Mine Run Road (PA 2004) away from Centralia. As you...

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Centralia, Pennsylvania is a near ghost town located in the coal region of Columbia County. Many people visit Centralia hoping to see abandoned buildings and a ruined town. They usually leave disappointed. In the...

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One of the most amazing and nearly tragic parts of the Centralia, Pennsylvania story occurred on Valentine’s Day, 1981. On this day twelve year old Todd Domboski fell into a hot, steaming hole created...

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Over the years, there have been numerous ideas about when and how the Centralia mine fire began. Below are the three most often cited theories. #1 – Illegal Dump Cleanup The current prevailing theory...

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Here’s an excellent video created by TikiTrex. In it, the host explores the main sights in and around Centralia, Pennsylvania, including where the coal fire has broken through to the surface. One of the...

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Radiolab has a terrific podcast about Centralia, PA and the mine fire. A number of former residents are interviewed, including Mary Lou Gaughan and Tom Dempsey. They talk about the tough decision to have...