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2 homes demolished after sinkhole opens up

November 15, 2013
Associated Press

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Demolition is underway on two homes damaged by a sinkhole that opened under a Pinellas County neighborhood.

The sinkhole was discovered early Thursday at a home owned by Michael Dupre and quickly spread to a neighboring home. Residents from five other homes were evacuated as the massive sinkhole spread throughout the day.

Officials say crews worked through the night to stabilize the hole, which eventually measured to about 90 feet in diameter. On Friday morning, more crews began the demolition process.

Some debris was removed from the homes and will be taken to another site, where homeowners may be able to recover some items.

Once the homes are demolished, crews will bring dirt to fill in the hole.



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