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Fire in the Hole

This is an excellent article highlighting the saga of the Centralia coal mine fire in Pennsylvania. The Centralia coal mine fire is one of the largest and longest burning coal mine fires in the United States. The article does an excellent job of explaining how and why the Centralia fire has burned for over 50 years now. It is also a good primer for understanding the basics of how a coal mine fire begins and thrives along with past methods for dealing with coal mine fires.

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