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Centralia, Pennsylvania

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Since 1962, a fire has been burning beneath the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. The fire consumed an underground abandoned coal mine and continues to burn to this day. The population has dropped since the 1960s, particularly when the risks of living in the area were highlighted and the government provided financial support to help citizens relocate. There are no plans to extinguish the fire, and indications are that the coal could fuel the fire for at least the next 250 years.

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