Smoke from Underground

“But the fire will outlive them all, and me. It will outlive my grandchildren and perhaps the human species. It has been burning for so long that it’s possible to forget that it started at the town dump. Centralia is the site of a disaster that sounds too stupid to be real, a trash fire that will inherit the earth.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jan 7, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,875 words)