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This Abandoned Pennsylvania Town Has Been On Fire For 53 Years

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel

Signs warn visitors to the dangers of death by asphyxiation or being swallowed by the ground, but the old mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, was ...

50 Years On, Fire Still Burns Underneath PA Town

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

CENTRALIA, Pa. (AP) — It's an anniversary the few remaining souls who live here won't be celebrating. Fifty years ago on Sunday, a fi...

Centralia Fire: Final Holdouts Refuse To Flee From Pennsylvania Coal Fire That Has Burned Since 1962

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CENTRALIA, Pa. — Standing before the wreckage of his bulldozed home, John Lokitis Jr. felt sick to his stomach, certain that a terrible mistake ...

Blagojevich Appoints an Orphan to the Senate

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If his appointment is not rejected, Roland Burris will be the first Centralia Orphan to hold a Senate seat.