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Family leaves Hillsborough home when sinkhole forms outside

Published Jun. 10, 2013

TAMPA — A family on Jean Street was asked to evacuate Sunday after a sinkhole developed in the front yard.

Hillsborough County officials said the evacuation was precautionary, and there was no word yet on whether the sinkhole poses a threat to the one-story house at 4418 W Jean St.

The home is east of Hesperides Street and a half mile north of Hillsborough Avenue.

Hillsborough County spokesman Willie Puz said the family was planning to consult an engineering company. Property records list the owners as Jose and Isolina Gonzalez.

Puz said the county recommended they stay elsewhere until further ground testing.