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Centralia on fire !
By Dauby (Translasted by Minizyl) - Sept. 27, 2010   

In Centralia, Pennsylvania, a fire has been burning since 1962.


The fire started when a dump located in an abandoned strip mine pit was set on fire but not correctly extinguished. Amazingly, the fire front is still advancing 15 meters per year and is predicted to burn for at least 250 more years.

Similar cases can be found in China, where some coal mines have been burning for twenty years, and in Derweze (Turkmenistan) where a crater, with a diameter of 70 meters and full of natural gaz, is contineously burning since 1971.


Wikipedia – Centralia
Wikipedia – Derweze
Youtube – Coal fires in China

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Geok - Jan. 11, 2013 - 17:38 - (link to the comment)

As it was said by Trivia , there is a fire which existed since (at least) 6,000 years in Australia.

Australian Heritage – The Story of Burning Mountain
Smithsonian – Fire in the Hole
Wikipeadia – Burning Mountain

pabbit - March 10, 2013 - 19:25 - (link to the comment)

Why don't they stop it?

lorisalis - March 11, 2013 - 07:31 - (link to the comment)

pabbit: Cause when there's fire in the hole! , nobody dares !

mayelo - Feb. 9, 2015 - 07:55 - (link to the comment)

Hell on earth