In the Karakum desert of Kazakhstan, there is the Darvaza gas crater. The crater was formed when a gas drilling rig collapsed, and the resulting methane leak ignited. Most surprisingly, bacteria were discovered living in the crater. These bacteria metabolize methane gas. Life often finds a way to survive even in extreme conditions. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/gates-of-hell-crater-has-burned-in-remote-desert-for-50-years/778971