117 year old mine fire still burning…
New Straitsville is right in my backyard, in the hills of Southeast Ohio; Wayne National Forest is only about 40 minutes from here, in the Hocking Hills. Lots of coal under those hills, the area is an old coal mining area.
Upcoming documentary scenes: the really heartwrenching thing about this is that the fire is causing problems in Wayne Forest, which is one of the few remaining spots of true virgin forest left in the US.
In-depth article on Firehouse.com