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Sinkhole opens under house in Florida

Posted at 6:04 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 18:04:52-04

APOPKA, FLORIDA (WESH/CNN) - An 25-foot-wide sinkhole opened beneath and destroyed part of a Florida home on Tuesday.

The hole was reported around 8:15 a.m. Officials said that it was 15 feet deep and continuing to grow.

Aerial video from the scene showed people struggling to save belongings from the home. Orange County first responders evacuated the family.

It was not clear what caused the sinkhole to form, but Hurricane Irma drenched Florida with heavy rainfall last week. However, the family said the only effect they suffered from the storm was a power outage.

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