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Florida sinkhole swallows home

16 Julio 2017

Check back for more updates. The home was sold in 2015.

Power has also been shut off to about 100 homes as a precaution.

Rescue crews went into the destroyed house and saved two dogs, officials said. It was still growing Friday night, officials said, and slowly creeping toward a third home.

A massive sinkhole has swallowed at least two homes in Pasco County, Florida.

Authorities have not said what caused this sinkhole. It's too hot during the summer months to be 90 plus degrees at 8:00 p.m.! "We lost all of our photos, some money".

The hole was initially the size of a small swimming pool, AP reports, but now has affected two large single family homes. Learn about the local geology in an area you are considering purchasing land in and find out if it is a karst region.

Drone footage showed a boat bobbing in the water-filled pit.

A state geologist arrived on scene and confirmed it was an active sinkhole.

Nocco urged people to stay away from the neighborhood.

Voluntary evacuations are underway. I know it's going to be very hard for you to sleep tonight.

Officials say there is concern that the sinkhole could merge into a nearby lake.

The movement has slowed down, Guthrie said.

The sinkhole is now being treated as a hazmat incident due to septic tank damage, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said in a press conference Friday afternoon.

MacDonald says sinkholes are common in Florida because of the consistent limestone bedrock across the state. Guthrie said 11 homes were voluntarily evacuated, and no one had been injured. Zanadoff could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

Florida sinkhole swallows home