Eleven hundred people lived in Centralia when the coal underground caught fire on the valley's southern crest in 1962. Nine remain. They're asking a Commonwealth Court judge in Harrisburg to stop the state from evicting them. The state says dangerous gases could seep into their homes. Residents say the real reason is someone wants access to the coal worth over a billion dollars under their town.
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