Do you know that, there is a town in the US, that has been abandoned for 60 years, because of an underground fire that won’t stop burning?

 Do you know that, there is a town in the US, that has been abandoned for 60 years, because of an underground fire that won’t stop burning?

Almost 60 years a century ago, Centralia, Pennsylvania was a bustling coal mining town home to more than 1,000 people.

Today, the once-thriving community is a smoldering expanse of overgrown streets, cracked pavement, and charred trees where streams of toxic gas spew into the air from hundreds of fissures in the ground.

A fire in 1962 spread from a landfill to the labyrinth of coal mines beneath the town, essentially creating a giant underground inferno that still rages, virtually invisible from the surface.

The US government ultimately decided to buy up the homes of people living in the town and relocate its residents, but a handful resisted, leading to a decades-long battle to stay in the town and their homes,

They were ultimately able to stay, even though officials say the fire could burn for at least another 100 years.

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Source: BBC

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