Evacuations underway in Pasco after hole opens in ground, boat falls in

A sinkhole in Florida continues to grow Friday morning

Two homes have fallen into a massive sinkhole that opened up in a Tampa neighborhood on Friday morning.

He says it was "frightening" to watch the home disappear into the hole.

At least 10 surrounding homes were evacuated.

Guthrie said a 50-foot-deep sinkhole occurred at the site of one of the swallowed homes five years ago.

Video from the scene shows a house crumbling to the ground as sirens wail in the background.

The firefighters went to the home but no one was there, the residents had already left to go to work. The people who live at that home were evacuated before it collapsed.

Kevin Guthrie of the county's emergency management office told reporters the residents weren't home but firefighters rescued their dogs and removed some of their belongings.

The Pasco County fire chief says it grew in a matter of minutes. "This is something we've never seen before", he said.

As of 8:23 a.m. ET, the sinkhole expanded and reached the roadway.

At this time, about 100 homes are without power.

A sinkhole had previously been fixed at the location, WFLA said.

Authorities said they voluntarily evacuated 11 residences in the area.

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