During the weekend, I visited Centralia, PA.  Sometime during the early sixties, a rubbish fire ignited an underground anthracite vein which had been mined in the area for decades.  The fire spread throughout the surrounding hillsides like an infectious germ, forcing residents to flee.  The fire still burns there today.

Published in: on October 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Now I see the place for comments. I looked at this yesterday. Is that really true about the fire still burning? That’s really wild. I really like these sketches.

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