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The government declared eminent domain on the borough in 1992, condemning it. If that wasn’t enough to get people to move, the United States Postal Service discontinued the Centralia zip code in 2002. But seven stubborn people decided to remain in their homes with a raging coal mine fire burning away beneath their feet. State and local officials agreed to allow the residents to stay for the rest of their lives, after which their property would be seized through eminent domain.