Sinkhole opens up in Central Fla. neighborhood

By Lisa McDonald, Assignment Editor, lmcdonald@wkmg.com
Published On: Apr 19 2014 07:10:36 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 19 2014 07:10:00 PM EDT
Sinkhole picture

Courtesy: Helicon Properties Inc.

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -

Sumter County officials confirmed a sinkhole opened up between two homes in a Villages neighborhood Saturday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home on Chalmer Terrace around 8:52 a.m. after the hole was reported.

Officials said they roped off the area but the home closest to the sinkhole was abandoned.

Crews are on scene trying waiting to see if the hole stabilizes.

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