Nobody seems to know exactly what's burning. Experts suspect it's either a volcano forming or natural gas or oil burning in underground shale deposits. Whatever it is, the fire has been burning on a remote mountaintop, about 40 kilometres north of the community since last October at least.
When the wind is right, residents can smell noxious smoke all over town.
Comment: The planet is opening up!
This is further evidence that SOTT is on the right track about 'climate change': *localized* warming, within an overall trend of global cooling, is the result of increased volcanic and subterranean activity.