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  • Centralia mine fire

    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 s original cause is still a matter of debate. It is burning in underground coal mines at depths of up to 300 feet (90 m) over an 8-mile (13 km) stretch of 3,700 acres (15 km 2). At its current rate, it could continue to burn for over ...

  • There''s Another Pennsylvania Ghost Town That''s Been ...

     · Laurel Run Borough in Eastern Pennsylvania, where Gregory was raised, is the site of a mine fire that started in 1915 and is still raging, 97 year later. Because coal fires burn underground, they ...

  • The Vulcan Mine Fire Has Been Burning in a Tiny Colorado ...

     · The Vulcan Mine Fire is the longest-burning coal-seam fire in the country. The Vulcan Mine reopened a few years after the disaster of 1896, only to have a repeat of the tragedy on December 12, 1913, when another explosion killed 37 men. Despite these two major losses of life, the Vulcan Mine …

  • Massive Underground Coal Fire Started in 1962 Still Burns ...

     · It turns out the fire spread through a hole in the rock pit into an abandoned coal mine underground, where it grew in intensity. It continued to rage for years, putting the towns'' citizens at ...

  • The World''s Oldest Underground Fire Has Been Burning For ...

     · Fifty-two years is a long time—and a lot of coal—but that''s barely a blink compared to Burning Mountain in Australia, which has been ablaze for 6,000 years. The A.V. Club Deadspin

  • Burning for over 100 years, Jharkhand''s underground fire ...

     · Burning for over 100 years, Jharkhand''s underground fire affects 5 lakh people. Jharia coal field has been burning underground for over a hundred years…

  • Mine Fires

    The fire may have started as much as 5 years earlier, when the city was using the abandoned mine pits of the Hudson Coal Company''s Powderly Mine as a refuse dump. Because the fire was on the extreme edge of town, the City of Carbondale and the US Bureau of Mines made only modest efforts to control the burning.

  • Coal | National Geographic Society

    In the U.S., it is more common for abandoned mines to catch fire if trash is burned in nearby landfills. Once coal catches fire and begins smoldering, it is extremely difficult to extinguish. In Australia, the coal fire at "Burning Mountain" has been burning for 5,500 years…

  • Fire in the Hole | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

    Forty-three years ago, a vast honeycomb of coal mines at the edge of the town caught fire. An underground inferno has been spreading ever since, burning at …

  • Pa. town to get help from state to extinguish mine fire ...

     · A Pennsylvania town is getting help from the state to put out a mine fire that has been burning for 16 years.The Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that work to …

  • This Hellish Underground Fire Has Burned for 100 Years

     · The best explanation is the fires, which started in 1916, are the result of coal mines that were improperly shut down. Twenty years ago, the earth opened and …

  • New Straitsville Mine Fire

     · New Straitsville Mine Fire. The New Straitsville mine fires are said to have started November 13, 1884, when striking miners pushed burning cars into a mine, during a strike over wages between the New Straitsville Mining Company''s management and mine workers. A small group of union members decided to sabotage the mines.

  • India''s Jharia coal field has been burning for 100 years

     · India''s Jharia coal field has been burning for 100 years. One of India ''s largest and most productive coal fields is also home to some of the longest-burning fires in the world. About 70 fires ...

  • Centralia''s Underground Mine Fire Has Been Burning for ...

    Centralia''s Underground Mine Fire Has Been Burning for Almost 60 Years. Besides a few homes and smoldering cemeteries, not much is left of the small Pennsylvania coal-mining town that''s been burning since 1962. The abandoned Pennsylvania Route 61 highway (covered in dirt in 2020 to discourage visitors) buckled and smokes due to the fire ...

  • 50 years later, the coal fire beneath Pennsylvania still burns

     · Fifty years ago today, a coal seam caught fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, causing the mines beneath the town to catch fire. While the decades-old fire …

  • US town abandoned due to 1962 underground fire that ...

     · Experts predict that the fire burning beneath the ghost-town of Centralia might continue to do so for the next 250 years if left uncontrolled. Even though this sounds like an isolated case, in fact, this is only one out of 38 other active mine fires in Pennsylvania.

  • Anthracite mine flushing projects in Scranton Pennsylvania

    Third or retreat mining would be conducted working back through the mine to the area where mining had begun. The pillars left to support the surface were reduced in size by 85 percent, or removed entirely. The roof and surface could be disrupted and cave immediately, or 100 years after mining had ceased. Causing great damage to the surface.

  • Burning Beneath the Surface

    Lois Minnick discusses the Percy Mine Fire in Youngstown, Fayette County. Minnick wants a guarantee that the current work will extinguish the mine fire for good. (Eric McCandless/Tribune-Review photo) A few miles away is the Renton Mine Fire, also in Plum, which has been burning for more than 15 years and affects 15-20 mostly undeveloped acres.

  • This Mine Fire Has Been Burning For Over 50 Years

     · This Mine Fire Has Been Burning For Over 50 Years. Centralia, Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining center, but a hidden, underground fire has …

  • Officials taking steps to extinguish Pennsylvania mine ...

     · After burning for 16 years, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is set to begin extinguishing a coal mine fire near Scranton. Officials believe the fire, which sparked in a ...

  • Centralia, PA — the Ghost Town That''s Still on Fire

     · They set the fire on May 25th. Using hoses, they sprayed the flames to keep the fire under control, and they waited for the smoldering trash to burn itself out. Little did they know they''d be waiting for 54 years. Extinguishing Efforts. The fire latched onto an old coal seam from the mine and slowly spread throughout the mines under the city.

  • Centralia spreading? Mine fire worries Schuylkill ...

     · A DEP report says the mine fire could burn for more than 100 years. It has advanced an average of 50 to 75 feet per year and has the capacity to burn beneath 3,700 acres, reaching temperatures of 1,000-plus degrees Fahrenheit. The DEP says the cost to extinguish the fire is beyond the capacity of the state''s Abandoned Mine Land program.

  • Fighting a mine fire for 16 years finally pays off | wnep

     · A mine fire in Olyphant that''s been burning for 16 years is finally going to be put out. Author: Elizabeth Worthington Published: 4:22 PM EST February 12, 2020

  • Pennsylvania mine fire still burning after 56 years

     · On May 27, 1962, a dump fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania ignited a blaze in underground coal deposits. Now, 56 years later, it''s still burning -- and some estimates say it may burn for 250 years.

  • MINE BURNING 42 YEARS.; Fire Now Under Control, Will Be ...

    MINE BURNING 42 YEARS.; Fire Now Under Control, Will Be Extinguished in Two Years.

  • The Door to Hell: Giant hole in the Karakum Desert has ...

     · It is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since. Welcome to Derweze in Turkmenistan - or, as the locals have called it, …

  • Coal Mines in Pennsylvania Have Burned Since 1962

     · The fire then spread through the mines Feeding the flames Coal is formed over millions of years when swamps and bogs full of organic matter like trees, roots, and bacteria are buried under sand ...

  • Worst Disaster In Illinois Was 1909 Cherry Mine Fire

     · Some were as young as 11 years old. The third worst disaster in coal miner history happened here on Saturday, November 13, 1909. Due to a power outage earlier in the week, kerosene lamps were being used, and a cart full of hay caught fire deep within the mine. Miners attempted to remove the burning cart but only spread the flames more.

  • New Straitsville, OH

     · 117-Year Old Mine Fire - Still Burning? To quote from a page about this mining town, "In 1884, the coal miner''s union and the mining companies clashed. some miners became so angry that they put timbers in coal cars, soaked them with oil, ignited them, and pushed them into the mine …

  • The Vulcan Mine Fire Has Been Burning in a Tiny Colorado ...

     · The Vulcan Mine Fire is the longest-burning coal-seam fire in the country. The Vulcan Mine reopened a few years after the disaster of 1896, only to have a repeat of the tragedy on December 12, 1913, when another explosion killed 37 men. Despite these two major losses of life, the Vulcan Mine reopened again under a new name and a third explosion ...

  • Pennsylvania puts $1.4m towards extinguishing years-old ...

     · A years-old fire may sound extraordinary, but underground long-burning fires are relatively common in the state, thanks to Pennsylvania''s abundance of …

  • Vulcan Mine – New Castle, Colorado

     · The Colorado River Valley has at least 25 burning within 10 miles of the small town of New Castle, Colorado. One has been burning since February 18, 1896, when the Vulcan Mine exploded, killing 49 ...

  • Mysterious underground fire has been burning near Yosemite ...

     · Subterranean fires have been known to burn for decades, but most are in coal-mining areas. For example, the Centralia mine fire has been smoldering for more than 50 years …

  • Idaho''s Silver Valley Marks 40 Years Since Sunshine Mine ...

     · Idaho''s Silver Valley Marks 40 Years Since Sunshine Mine Disaster May 2 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the worst mining disasters in U.S. history. In 1972, a fire broke out underground at ...

  • World''s Oldest Fire Has Been Burning for 5,500 Years

     · But a coal seam 90 feet below the surface been burning for an estimated 5,500 years, making it the longest continuous fire on the planet. ... recently have occurred at a coal mine …

  • Coal Mines in Centralia, Pennsylvania Have Been Burning ...

     · Flickr/poolski In what seems like the plot to a disaster movie, the quiet town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has endured a burning problem since 1962: It''s been on fire, literally, for the past 53 years.

  • Centralia PA Mine Fire

    Over 47 years and 40 million dollars later the fire still burns through old coal mines and veins under the town and the surrounding hillsides on several fronts. The fire, smoke, fumes and toxic gases that came up through the back yards, basements and streets of Centralia literally ripped the town apart. Most of the homes were condemned and ...

  • Pa. residents living above mine fire free to stay

     · The attorney for the few remaining residents of the central Pennsylvania coal town that was decimated by a 50-year-old mine fire said on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, that they have settled their ...

  • Centralia Mine Fire Turns 53 Years Old | wnep

     · CENTRALIA -- The Centralia mine fire has been burning for 53 years to the day. It was back on May 27, 1962 when that fire broke out, eventually turning …

  • Burning for Over 100 Years, Jharkhand''s Underground Coal ...

     · Burning for Over 100 Years, Jharkhand''s Underground Coal Fire Draws Supreme Court''s Attention Representative image. Prioritising the case pending before it since 1997, the apex court has taken it upon itself to monitor rescue and rehabilitation of the residents affected by the fatal blaze burning uninhibitedly for over a century.

  • Coal-seam fire

    The mine continued to burn for 20 years, while some of the areas were subsequently mined from the reconstructed Mine #2b. South Africa. Transvaal and Delagoa Bay Collieries near Emalahleni (formerly known as Witbank), Mpumalanga has been burning since the mine was abandoned in 1953.

  • Pictures: Centralia Mine Fire, at 50, Still Burns With Meaning

     · The Centralia blaze, still burning more than 50 years after it began, ranks as the worst mine fire in the United States. But it is by no means the only one. More than 200 underground and surface ...

  • This Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 ...

     · The pit has been burning for over 40 years. (Flickr user NMK Photography ) Though Turkmenistan''s president ordered the pit be filled in 2010, hundreds of tourists still flock to the site.