Web Desk: You probably never heard about that fire that blazes uncontrollably. But it is true that there are some areas where fire blazes unstoppable for thousands of years.
Azerbaijan has became the ‘Land of Fire’ due to this eternal flame, The fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped, even the rain coming here, snow, wind but the fame never stops burning.
This is Yanar Dag — meaning “burning mountainside” — on Azerbaijan’s Absheron Peninsula, where Rahila works as a tour guide.
Such fires were once plentiful in Azerbaijan, but because they led to a reduction of gas pressure underground, interfering with commercial gas extraction, most have been snuffed out.
The flames dances across a 10-meter of hillside, making a hot day even hotter.
This fire in Australia has been burning for 6,000 years.
No one is sure what first ignited the coal seam fire, but according to the stories of the traditional Wanaruah people, it’s been used by Aboriginal groups for thousands of years for warmth, cooking and to help make tools.