Tagged: mine fire

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Here’s some interesting footage of Centralia PA. It’s actually shot out the window of a small airplane. This provides a unique view of what’s left of the town and the surrounding areas. The aerial...

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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...