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Dirt to fill sinkhole that damaged two Dunedin homes

Dirt to fill sinkhole that damaged two Dunedin homes

DUNEDIN, Fla. (970 WFLA) –  More work begins Friday after a massive sinkhole opens up in the backyard of a Dunedin home, damaging that home and the house next door, according to Dunedin Fire Chief Jeff Parks.

Officials said the sinkhole opened early Thursday morning and spans across two backyards. They also said it swallowed a boat, swimming pool, back porch, and damaged two homes. Parks said crews also discovered minor cracking in a third house.

As of Friday morning, Parks said the size of the hole is estimated to be 90 feet wide and 56 feet deep and hasn't changed since Thursday evening. He said city crews brought in 600 dump trucks of dirt Friday morning to fill the hole as quickly as possible in order to avoid the afternoon rain. 

The two main houses were condemned with chain link fencing around them, according to Parks, and demolition is underway so dirt can be filled into the hole.

No one was injured.

Officials said seven homes were evacuated for what is now being called one of the biggest sinkholes in Dunedin

Photo and video credit WFLA Newschannel 8

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