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Septic tank, not sinkhole, caused hole in Ruskin yard

RUSKIN — A family was evacuated from their home Thursday night after a depression formed in their yard, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.

The incident was reported just after 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of Third Avenue. The opening measures about 7 feet long and about 2 feet deep.

It formed about 10 feet from the house. Investigators later determined the opening was caused by a septic tank on the property and was not a sinkhole, said fire rescue spokeswoman Nacole Revette.

No further information was immediately available.

Septic tank, not sinkhole, caused hole in Ruskin yard 04/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 1:55pm]
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