Episode 2-Centralia PA mine fire

The Centralia, PA underground mine fire is believed to have started in May, 1962. It still burns today and has closed the town down.

While I really wanted to provide some photos here on the episode pages, getting permission to use someone else’s picture is either nearly impossible, or costs money. So I will simply direct you elsewhere on the intra-nets and you can investigate further, or not, as you see fit.

Source: https://www.osmre.gov/programs/tdt/minefires.shtm

Episode Bibliography:

**David DeKok, Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of the Centralia Mine Fire.


**Centralia documentary, on YouTube.  “The Town That Was”

**http://blogs.wvgazettemail.com/coaltattoo/2010/02/08/the-fire-still-burns-centralias-last-days/  has a good map. 
**https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow4UERykRbg done in 1982, so it is dated, but lots of info.


**http://www.thedaytheearthcavedin.com/ by Joan Quigley, author of the 2nd theory on the origin of the fire.
**The podcast The Dollop episode 68 also covers this incident.  This is also quite a good podcast, covering many aspects of American history, co-hosted by a couple of comedians.  The language can get a bit blue, bit it is very funny. If 4-letter words don’t bother you, check them out.

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