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10 Places That Are Always on Fire

Wildfires are out of control in Australia, the Amazon forest is still burning, and California wildfires return every year. We send professionals to battle these blazes, but there are fires that no one fights, because it's a futile task. When ignition meets a vast reserve of fuel, you can get a fire that can't be extinguished. There are ten places on earth that have been burning for decades and longer, up to 6,000 years, and we have no idea how much longer they will continue. Some of these places you can even visit! Each of the ten have a history, so you may want to bookmark the list. Or maybe you'll be so fascinated you'll want to read them all at Atlas Obscura.

(Image credit: flydime)


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