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This Abandoned Pennsylvania Town Has Been On Fire For 53 Years

Signs warn visitors to the dangers of death by asphyxiation or being swallowed by the ground, but the old mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, was once home to more than 1,000 people.

Now it’s nothing more than a smoldering ghost town that’s been burning for half a century.

It started with a fire intentionally set to burn out a landfill before Labor Day in 1962 — the problem was that the landfill was also an old strip-mine pit connected to a maze of abandoned underground mining tunnels full of coal.

Though the town was able to extinguish the fire read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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