A Fire Broke Out in This Mining Town in Pennsylvania and Hasn’t Stopped Since 1961

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

This town is still not a real ghost town because people live there... Less than 10, though. It started burning more than 50 years ago and experts say this might last up to 250 more.

1. Not Even 10

Not Even 10
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Not even 10 people left in Centralia, Pennsylvania so it's almost a ghost town.

2. Mining

Mining
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This used to be a mining town and at its peak had more than 2,000 people, however, people had to relocate around 50 years ago.

3. The Reason for Relocation

The Reason for Relocation
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54 years ago, the town's underground and land started to burn, and people had to flee.

4. The Initial Plan

The Initial Plan
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At first, the fire started in 1961 because the townspeople wanted to burn the landfill. That's when the unthinkable happened.
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