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Sinkhole opens in Dunedin family's yard

DUNEDIN — A large sinkhole opened in the yard of a family's home Wednesday night and it appears to be growing, authorities said.

Firefighters and a city engineer were sent to 253 Park Circle S shortly after 7 p.m. By 9 p.m., authorities said the hole was about 22 feet wide by 24 feet long and about 12 feet deep.

The family who lives at the home had previous issues with sinkholes in the past, authorities said, and even had a contractor doing work on Wednesday.

"Apparently, whatever they did didn't take," said Division Chief Bill McElligott of Dunedin Fire Rescue, who was on scene. "We're just hoping for the best for the family."

No one was injured, McElligott said, but the family was not able to stay in the home. Power and other utilities were shut off, and officials roped the area off.

No other details were available Wednesday night.

Sinkhole opens in Dunedin family's yard 05/26/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:02am]
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