Coal Fires

Some articles on coal, fire, fires, coal fires:

Coal Seam Fire
... A coal seam fire or mine fire is the underground smouldering of a coal deposit, often in a coal mine ... Such fires have economic, social and ecological impacts ... often started by lightning, grass, or forest fires, and are particularly insidious because they continue to smoulder underground after surface fires have been extinguished, sometimes for many years ...
Coal Seam Fire - List of Mine Fires - China
... In China, the world’s largest coal producer with an annual output around 2.5 billion tons, coal fires are a serious problem ... It has been estimated that some 10-200 million tons of coal uselessly burn annually, and that the same amount again is made inaccessible to mining ... Coal fires extend over a belt across the entire north China, whereby over one hundred major fire areas are listed, each of which contains many individual fire zones ...

Famous quotes containing the words fires and/or coal:

    Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
    When the last fires will wave to me
    William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)

    ... gathering news in Russia was like mining coal with a hatpin.
    Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)