Thinking About Going to Centralia

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Post By: Rob R. » Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 12:34 pm

I read a book about Centralia a while ago. I believe it said that the fire draws air through abandoned mine workings.

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Post By: McGiever » Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 12:57 pm

Canaan coal man wrote:
Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Sorry to bring back an old thread. Not sure if anyone has interest in talking about Centralia.
But my question is how the heck dose this fire stay lit under ground with no air? And for all these years?
And at times we find it difficult to burn coal in an appliance built specially for doing so. :?

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Post By: Lightning » Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 1:21 pm

I would imagine also that as the coal burns to ash, it creates room for combustion air to move in, maybe?


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Post By: Canaan coal man » Sat. Dec. 29, 2018 6:44 am

McGiever wrote:
Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 12:57 pm
And at times we find it difficult to burn coal in an appliance built specially for doing so. :?
I was thinking the same thing.😂

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Post By: coaledsweat » Sat. Dec. 29, 2018 7:19 am

Satan has a big bellows!

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Post By: tsb » Sat. Dec. 29, 2018 9:49 am

I ride through Centralia at least twice a summer on the way to Cherry Springs. If the fire is still burning, it's not obvious from route 61. No steam or smell that I could detect.

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