Centralia fire map. Chance of a morning shower. Centralia bell tower rises 150 feet over downtown area. 65 bell instrument is one of the largest in the world. Fire in the hole by kristie betts a fictional story based on centralia.
Centralia is a borough and near ghost town in columbia county pennsylvania united states. Centralia college in centralia washington offers bachelor of applied science degrees 2 year transfer degrees in liberal arts and sciences 2 year degrees in professional technical fields online degrees 1 year certificates in technical training and seamless transfer of credit to 4 year colleges and universities. Also when on the guest map click list to read what everyone wrote. Search and filter centralia homes by price beds baths and property type.
The little town that was by donald hollinger. Centralia wa 98531 today. An underground fire began to burn out of control. Residents to save the borough of centralia fact sheet 6 march 1984 this fact sheet was transcribed from a photocopied original march 1984 newsletter from a centralia.
Centralia was formed in 1853 by the illinois central railroad from which it derives its name as the center of the rail system in illinois. Its population has dwindled from more than 1000 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. The full extent of the problem wasnt known until 1979 when a gas station owner in centralia measured the temperature of the gas in his underground containers to be more than 1000 above normal.