Nothing can last forever – including a fire. Eventually, the fuel source will be exhausted and the heat will radiate away. Even so, the truth about the world’s longest burning fires is so strange that it’s almost unbelievable.

Under the right conditions, fires can burn throughout entire ages of history. In fact, there are fires burning today that started before humans domesticated the horse, and others have been tended to for generations without being extinguished.

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