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The oldest known fire on the planet


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In a national park a four-hour drive north of Sydney in Australia, a fire is smoldering out of control – and it's been doing so for at least 6,000 years.

Known as 'Burning Mountain', the mysterious underground blaze is the oldest known fire on the planet. And some scientists estimate it may be far more ancient than we currently think.

Located under Mount Wingen in the state of New South Wales (Wingen means 'fire' in the language of the local Wanaruah people, the traditional custodians of the land), this underground smolder is a coal seam fire – one of thousands burning at any one time around the globe.

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-mysterious-fire-in-australia-has-been-burning-non-stop-for-at-least-6-000-years

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I'm been to Centralia Pennsylvania where a coal seen fire has been burning since 1962 and is expected to burn for another  250 years or more.  

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