Fire In Tiny Colorado Town Continues to Burn For Over 120 Years
Say what? How in the world could a fire continue to burn for over 120 years?
The tiny town of New Castle, Colorado may be small but it has an enormous history.
New Castle was known as a coal mining town in the 1800s into the early 1900s.
According to History Colorado, the town of New Castle is now known to be the home to a historic coal seam fire that's been burning more than 120 years.
There are two-seam fires currently happening in New Castle but the biggest and definitely the longest burning fire would be the one burning at the old Vulcan Mine.
There are over 1,000 seam fires worldwide but there are none on record that burned as long as the one in Colorado.
It started burning in the late 1800s which becomes the beauty of it all. The town is proud of having such a historical feature in their back yard.
What is so cool about the fire is the stream you can see in the winter. So beautiful and amazing.
A sight worth seeing. Next time you pass New Castle look for it and witness the unique wonder that continues to burn.