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    PA town on fire since 1962

    Never heard of this before. A fire in 1962 started a underground coal fire that is still burning in Centralia Pa. Interesting read.

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    Few remain as 1962 Pa. coal town fire still burns - Yahoo! News

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    1962 underground mine fire still burns in Pa. town - Yahoo! News Photos



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    Wait,isnt this the story of Silent Hill?



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    The thing I wonder about is how it this fire burning underground? You have to have oxygen for fire to burn?


    Last edited by Bobber; 02-06-2010 at 10:48 AM.

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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Wait,isnt this the story of Silent Hill?
    LOL...Silent Hill is based on THIS town. It would be awesome to visit. The town that is, not Silent Hill.



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    If you want to get a real good quick read on the town then get the book, "A walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. He is from Iowa originally and wrote a best seller on walking the appalachtian (spelling) trail. He goes to the town and explains what it is like and how the fire is able to burn..............and the whole book is a good read too.



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    LOL...Silent Hill is based on THIS town. It would be awesome to visit. The town that is, not Silent Hill.
    Really? No ghoul/goblin/whatever things and Pyramidhead underground in this city?



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    Really? No ghoul/goblin/whatever things and Pyramidhead underground in this city?
    You never know...maybe that's why the gov't is moving people and shutting the town down!



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    Yep, this was on Life After People too on the History Channel.


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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    yes, I have been to near here where the signs say go no farther...you can go, of course, but at your own risk. Apparently a few people still live there.


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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    That town is going to have to buy some major carbon credits.



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    Re: PA town on fire since 1962

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    The thing I wonder about is how it this fire burning underground? You have to have oxegen for fire to burn?
    If you look at the photos, there is smoke coming up in places. If smoke can get up, air can get down.

    Oxygen deprived fires usually burn slow and very very hot. We have trouble all the time on wildland fires because the roots will catch fire and burn under the fire line. In fact there was a fire in 2003 called the Needles fire. It was started by lightning in late June, a line was put around it and in August it burnt under the line and grew to over 20,000 before they stopped it.



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