It's is a small coal mining town similar to many other small towns across America. The one difference is that Centralia has been on fire since 1962.
There are conflicting stories as to how this happened, but the basic idea is that a fire started in the mines beneath the town and was never extinguished. Rather than live with the dangerous sink holes and toxic gases, residents fled to safer ground. Today, Centralia is a modern day ghost town.
I see blogs like Centralia all the time - sites that were once established and thriving suddenly left derelict by their owners. Do one of these blogs belong to you? If so, here's an open challenge. Log in and post something new. Let's revive some of these abandoned blogs! If you do, post your link in the comments below!
Experts predict Centralia will continue to burn for the next 100 years or so. Let's not wait that long for you to update your blog.
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