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Crew hopes to stabilize sinkhole near Tampa condominium complex

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping four families forced from their homes early Sunday when a sinkhole opened, swallowing a car and threatening condominiums in the Bordeaux Village complex at 12701 N 50th St. in Tampa.

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The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping four families forced from their homes early Sunday when a sinkhole opened, swallowing a car and threatening condominiums in the Bordeaux Village complex at 12701 N 50th St. in Tampa.

Work crews today will try to stabilize a huge sinkhole that already has swallowed a car and forced the evacuation of building at a Tampa condominium complex.

The sinkhole is about 20 feet wide and at least 10 feet deep.

It is in a parking lot next to the evacuated building at Bordeaux Village Condominiums, 12701 N 50th st., near the University of South Florida.

Workers today will begin shoring up the sinkhole but first will try to remove the car, which disappeared down the hole.

The sinkhole is no threat to other area buildings, but the it could continue to grow, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said.

The Red Cross is providing lodging and other help to the 14 people forced from the building.

Crew hopes to stabilize sinkhole near Tampa condominium complex 07/12/10 [Last modified: Monday, July 12, 2010 1:43pm]
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