Keep Pa. Beautiful: The consequences of illegal dumping trash, tires – abandoned mine fire in Northumberland County

northcentralpa.com – Northumberland County, Pa. — Illegally dumped tires may be fueling a fire located inside an abandoned mine opening south of Trevorton in Zerbe Township, Northumberland County. The underground fire is thought to have spread to a coal seam.   According to WNEP, the fire began to burn above ground on April 24. Local officials, first responders and the PA Department of Environmental Protection are working to contain the fire by bringing in large amounts of water and potentially a specialized contractor with firefighting foam or inert gas.

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