Photo 14 of 365. The abandoned highway in Centralia, Pennsylvania. Centralia was a coal mining town where a catastrophic underground fire forced the area to be evacuated and abandoned. Centralia was part of the original inspiration for the Silent Hill franchise. The #centralia fire still burns today.
Exploring Centralia: a borough and near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from more than 1,000 residents in 1980 to 63 by 1990, to only seven in 2013—a result of the coal mine fire which has been burning beneath the borough since 1962. .