Officials Say the Jeanesville Fire is Out


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) After decades of burning — an engineer.. working on a mine fire in Luzerne County.. has declared it “out.”
         That fire was burning undetected near Jeanesville for nearly 40 years before it broke through the surface in 2012.
         On Wednesday.. the engineers who led the “fire-fight effort” and Township Officials spoke to Eyewitness News relieving some concerns of the community.
         A spokesperson for the State Department of Environmental Protection issued a statement saying at this time it can’t confirm whether the fire is 100 percent extinguished.
         They say further monitoring will be done and they will hold a public meeting in November on those results.

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