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Buckling tiles force Spring Hill woman to evacuate

SPRING HILL — Buckling floor tiles on Friday prompted a woman to flee her home, located in an area known for sinkhole activity.

Spring Hill Fire Rescue responded at about noon after Veronica Pereria called to report that an area in the living room of her home on Canfield Drive had started to sink. Firefighters found that some tiles in an area about 4 feet in diameter had dropped about 6 to 8 inches and others had lifted, said Alex Lopex, acting district chief.

"Nothing really significant, but it's obvious something's going on under the house," Lopez said.

Firefighters found no other obvious structural damage or visible sinking, Lopez said. County building officials are expected to inspect the small, block ranch home on Monday, and Pereria is staying with friends or family, Lopez said. She could not be reached Friday.

The home, east of Mariner Boulevard and just south of Marysville Street, is in the area where more than 30 sinkholes were reported on one day in July 2001. The largest hole measured 60 feet across and 80 feet deep, while another partially dropped a home on Marysville into the ground.

Buckling tiles force Spring Hill woman to evacuate 11/27/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 27, 2009 4:59pm]
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