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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...

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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...

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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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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...