• Centralia PennsylvaniaA Lost TownLegends of America

    Centralia Pennsylvania is a ghost town in Columbia County that was caused by an underground coal mine fire that has been burning since 1962. Before settlers came to the region this area was a vast expanse of mountain wilderness inhabited by various Indian tribes.That changed in 1749 when the Native Americans sold the land to colonials for 500 pounds.

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  • Massive Underground Coal Fire Started in 1962 TreeHugger

    Dec 07 2009 · Such fires have raged for decades--and are still raging--in Colorado and Pennsylvania. Coal fires have been called a global catastrophe and for good reason. Massive Underground Coal Fire

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  • Pennsylvania mine fire still burning after 56 years

    May 27 2018 · On May 27 1962 a dump fire in Centralia Pennsylvania ignited a blaze in underground coal deposits. Now 56 years later it s still burning --

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  • State works to extinguish longtime underground mine fire

    The fire has been burning for four or five decades in a coal mine that was abandoned in 1914 in the Renton area of the borough.

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  • Centralia s beloved Graffiti Highway to be PhillyVoice

    An underground fire that began in a coal mine in 1962 gradually compelled the relocation of the town s residents. From a population of 2 000 in 1950 Centralia dwindled to just five people in 2017

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  • Centralia Mine Fire Centralia Pennsylvania

    Centralia Mine Fire. Centralia Pennsylvania. No one knows exactly how it started but a coal vein has been burning under the Pennsylvania mining town of Centralia since 1962. Some trace it back to careless trash incineration in a landfill next to an open pit mine which ignited a coal vein.

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  • Colorado is home to 38 underground coal mine fires

    Jun 08 2020 · The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has one of the most extensive coal mine reclamation programs in the country. While underground mine fires are just one aspect of keeping the public safe from historic coal mines John Stefanko with Pennsylvania s Active and Abandoned Mine Operations said it remains a priority.

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  • Centralia Mine Fire Pennsylvania Ghost Town on Fire After

    Nov 15 2019 · The letter was backdated and stated that "a fire of an unknown origin started during a period of unusually hot weather". Fire Underground by David DeKok. An Excerpt from DeKok David (1986) Unseen Danger A Tragedy of People Government and the Centralia Mine Fire Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press p. 27 ISBN 978-0-595-09270-3

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  • The Underground Coal Fire That s Been Burning for 53 Years

    Flames from these fires often make their way to the surface and start wildfires." If there is any doubt concerning the validity of the governmental agency s warning one simply needs to travel to the state s northern neighbor Pennsylvania to see firsthand the havoc an underground coal fire can cause for those living topside.

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  • Hot as Hell Firefighting foam heats up coal fire debate

    Once a productive mining town in eastern Pennsylvania s valuable anthracite coal region Centralia has been reduced to a smoky ghost town lacking even a zip code by an underground coal fire that has been burning for nearly 50 years. By some accounts Hell on Earth is located directly below Centralia Pa. Smoke rises from the cracked ground

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  • Centralia PA Mine FirePhotos History Visiting

    The Centralia PA mine fire has been burning for over 50 years. See pictures explore history and visit Centralia Pennsylvania. In 1962 a mine fire began under Centralia PA. Today the town is gone. 33. Featured / History. 2 Sep 2014. Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania by

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  • In Rural Pennsylvania A Runaway Coal Fire Spawns High(way

    May 27 2019 · Pennsylvania Route 61--a.k.a. Graffiti Highway ericadams321 Deep in Pennsylvania in the heart of coal country sits the remnants a town destroyed by fire—though not a

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  • Pennsylvania s abandoned Graffiti Highway in Centralia

    Apr 08 2020 · Pennsylvania State Route 61 was permanently closed in 1993 after it was irrevocably damaged from an underground coal mine fire that has been burning in

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  • Centralia Mine Fire Pennsylvania Ghost Town on Fire After

    Nov 15 2019 · The letter was backdated and stated that "a fire of an unknown origin started during a period of unusually hot weather". Fire Underground by David DeKok. An Excerpt from DeKok David (1986) Unseen Danger A Tragedy of People Government and the Centralia Mine Fire Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press p. 27 ISBN 978-0-595-09270-3

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  • This Mine Fire Has Been Burning For Over 50 YearsHISTORY

    Jun 12 2018 · Coal seam fires are nothing new but Centralia s is the United States worst and one of history s most devastating. Before the 1962 fire Centralia had been a mining center for over a century.

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  • The Centralia coal fire beginsHorror History

    May 27 2018 · May 27 1962 Centralia Pennsylvania A five-decade-and-counting fire starts under the town The fire began when firefighters set a landfill on fire to clear it away for Memorial Day. The landfill was above an old coal strip mining pit and slowly the fire took hold of the mine. Firefighters were unable to extinguish or control

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  • Pennsylvania s abandoned Graffiti Highway in Centralia

    Apr 08 2020 · Pennsylvania State Route 61 was permanently closed in 1993 after it was irrevocably damaged from an underground coal mine fire that has been burning in

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  • Centralia Mine Fire Devastation from Underground

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  • The underground communities taking over Centralia

    Apr 02 2019 · Centralia Pennsylvania was once a prosperous town largely supported by the coal industry. But in 1962 a trash fire near an abandoned strip mine ignited what remained of the 25 million-ton coal

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  • The Burning Town of Centralia Pennsylvania Amusing Planet

    Apr 27 2012 · There is enough coal underground to feed the fire for up to two hundred and fifty years but it may burn itself out in as few as one hundred years. Photo credit Thermocouple reading of a temperature probe approximately 10 feet down into a survey hole in Centralia Pennsylvania.

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  • The Underground Coal Fire That s Been Burning for 53 Years

    Flames from these fires often make their way to the surface and start wildfires." If there is any doubt concerning the validity of the governmental agency s warning one simply needs to travel to the state s northern neighbor Pennsylvania to see firsthand the havoc an underground coal fire can cause for those living topside.

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  • The underground communities taking over Centralia

    Apr 02 2019 · Centralia Pennsylvania was once a prosperous town largely supported by the coal industry. But in 1962 a trash fire near an abandoned strip mine ignited what remained of the 25 million-ton coal

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