Whole Town Left Abandoned After 60 Years of Underground Fire

Centralia, Pennsylvania was small town in a rural, coal-mining country of Pennsylvania. Since 1962 an underground coal fire has been smouldering. Centralia's inhabitants were forced to move away due to the instability of the ground here, over the years the town turned into a ghost town. Now hardly a house is left standing, only an empty grid of streets, some cracked roads and smoke emanating from the ground as evidence of the continued fires underfoot. It's an eerie place to visit, but tourists still come to see what is left of this once bustling town left in ruin. We are Brittany and Jay and we travel full time bringing to newsbreak content from all over the country. Follow us here on Newsbreak for tips on things to do and see in your local area, for your upcoming trip or just to see where we end up next.

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We are Jay and Brittany, and we travel full time in our RV bringing to newsbreak the best content from around the country. Everything from beautiful places in nature, to the top tourist locations, unique dining, and just our general adventure as we travel this beautiful country we call home. One of our biggest passions is animals whether it's macro shots of bugs out in nature, wild animals, or our own pets. We travel with our two dogs, a cat, hamsters, and rats all in our large motorhome. We love to get out and explore, and to share our adventurous life here on Newsbreak.

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