How Long Will Centralia’s Coal Seam Fire Burn?

Steam rising from old Route 61 in Centralia, Pennsylvania. Credit: Flickr/mdesjardin

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7 Responses

  1. Martin E. Caulfield says:

    My family members once live in Centralia, A family of 9! My grand father was a coal miner, he had a accident, lost his arm and was work terminated. The family departed for Phila. by train. My father was born in 1903 one block from a coal mine in a local house. The area was in front of the Orthodox Greek/Russian Church. My last visit to Centralia was in 1994.

    • Patrick Caulfield says:

      Martin, I was just looking through a family history written by my grandfather and I believe we may be distant relatives. My grandfather wrote the same story about his grandfather losing his hand in the mines and then moving to Philadelphia. If you get this, find me on Facebook Patrick Caulfield (Maryland Institute College of Art).

  2. Kaylee says:

    I wish I could revitalize this town. It’d be so cool to see it rebuilt 🙂

  3. Kathryn Hildebrandt says:

    The thought of the waste of fuel and contribution to climate change makes me sad.

  4. Dee Sugalski says:

    I grew up in luzerne cty. Newport Twp. Glen Lyon pa. Surrounded by mine fires. It smelled like sulpher. Centralia is to be pitied…such a lovely town.

  5. samantha watts says:

    i feel better for you and i hope they stop it too i live in dover pa it is good here come and live here.

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