Centralia, PA

Photographs from a 2006 visit to Centralia, PA, where an underground coal fire has been burning beneath the town for over 50 years. Most of the residents evacuated the town in the 1980’s because of poisonous gases and sink holes from the fire.

Centralia bus stop

Steam and smoke coming from fissures in the ground

Centralia landscape showing large anthracite mining tailings pile in distance

Centralia homes