Fire Beneath The Streets

Tomorrow morning we are leaving for Centralia, Pennsylvania, to shoot some film for an upcoming Deliberate Motion production (not much at that site at the moment, but some fun info, perhaps). Filming isn’t the exciting part of this trip - Centralia is. EDIT: Pics from the trip are up here.

Centralia, PA - Warning, Underground Mine Fire
According to that bastion of truth, Wikipedia:
Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005 as a result of a 40-year-old mine fire burning beneath the borough. Centralia is now the least-populous municipality in Pennsylvania.
I dare anyone to get more hardcore than a mine fire burning underneath a town. For forty freaking years. The government has basically forced the residents out, and only a handful remain - more or less out of protest - for now, anyway. It has no zip code, any more. It is noplace, nowhere - a true ghost town (and, coming from Nevada, I certainly have experience with ghost towns).

Centralia, PA has a fire burning below its streets. Badass.