28th November 2019

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What happened and is still happening in Centralia Pennsylvania?

Centralia Mine Fire. No one knows exactly how it started, but a coal vein has been burning under the Pennsylvania mining town of Centralia since 1962. Some trace it back to careless trash incineration in a landfill next to an open pit mine, which ignited a coal vein.

Herein, is the Centralia fire still burning?

The Centralia mine fire is a coal seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States, since at least May 27, 1962. The fire is suspected to be from deliberate burning of trash in a former strip mine, igniting a coal seam.

Where is the Centralia fire now?

Centralia, PA

Where is Silent Hill in real life?

It sounds like the opening of the popular Konami video game series SILENT HILL which was inspired by the town, but for the people of Centralia, Pennsylvania, this is a reality. The first coal mining operation began in 1856. By the 1950's, close to two thousand people called Centralia home.
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