Centralia mine fire

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Centralia mine fire

Post by weasel666 on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 02:50

The Centralia mine fire is a coal seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States since at least May 27, 1962. The fire is suspected to be from deliberate burning of trash in a former strip mine, igniting a coal seam. The fire burns in underground coal mines at depths of up to 300 feet over an eight-mile stretch of 3,700 acres. As of 2016, the fire continues to burn. It has burned for more than 53 years. At its current rate, it could burn for over 250 more years. The blaze has resulted in most of the town being abandoned. The population dwindled from 2,761 in 1890 to only 7 in 2013, and most of the buildings have been leveled. wrote:

For more info check this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire


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