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I have never heard about this until now. A Town that has been Burning since 1962 with no visable Flames..........because the Fire is Underground.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100205/ap_on_re_us/us_centralia_s_final_days

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I have never heard about this until now. A Town that has been Burning since 1962 with no visable Flames..........because the Fire is Underground.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100205/ap_on_re_us/us_centralia_s_final_days

 

I live near Centralia, which is now almost a ghost town. It is eerie when you drive through the area and see smoke and steam rising out from cracks in the ground. The main road through Centralia had to be closed due to the fire underneath it

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I have never heard about this until now. A Town that has been Burning since 1962 with no visable Flames..........because the Fire is Underground.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100205/ap_on_re_us/us_centralia_s_final_days

 

 

 

 

Ya I heard of that before Tes...What a waste of energy isn't it.

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There's been numerous documentaries on Centralia. It's eerie going through there. I did that 6 years ago.

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There is a mine that was closed in 1889 in New Castle, Colorado due to a large explosion that killed 49 miners. This mine is still smoldering after 120 years now. As you drive along I-70, if you know where to look, you can see the line of no vegitation on the ground due to the burning mine underneath. On the back side of the hill, you can still find areas where steam still comes out of the ground from the smoldering coal vein. Luckily, the vein is not under any buildings or they would be in the same situation. Of course, the name of the mountain is "Burning Mountain". Here's a little bit on it:

New Castle Link

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