A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow has swallowed a home in Florida and severely damaged another, AP reports
Pasco County Fire Chief Shawn Whited said during a news conference that crews were called to the home north of Tampa about 7:30 am Friday after someone noticed a depression had formed under a boat parked outside a house. Within minutes, he says, “the hole opened up.”
Whited says the residents had left for work, but firefighters rescued two dogs and retrieved some of the home’s belongings. By 8:30 am, part of the house collapsed. An hour later, the sinkhole had swallowed most of the home and a portion of the one next door.