Sinkhole Opens Between Homes in Seffner, Site of Last Month's Fatal Sinkhole

2 homes evacuated as sinkhole opens in same Florida town where a man was killed by a sinkhole

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    A new sinkhole has been found in Seffner between two houses.

    Just weeks after a sinkhole swallowed a Florida man, killing him in his sleep in his Seffner home, another sinkhole has opened between two houses in the same town.

    The latest sinkhole appeared in the 1400 block of Lake Shore Ranch Drive around 7 p.m. Saturday. It's estimated to be about 8 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep, according to WFLA.

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    Both homes on either side of the hole were evacuated as a precaution.

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    The effort to find the body of Jeff Bush – who was swallowed by a sinkhole under his home in Seffner, Florida – was called off Saturday. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, the victim's brother Jeremy Bush, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Deputy Douglas Duvall and family friend Wanda Carter spoke about the effort. (Published Sunday, Mar 3, 2013)

    Seffner is the town where 37-year-old Jeff Bush was swallowed by a sinkhole that completely demolished his bedroom three weeks ago. Five others who were in the house escaped unharmed.

    That sinkhole was estimated to be 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep. The house was later demolished.