Massive Sinkhole Found Near Orlando Home

Family was forced to evacuate after building deemed unsafe, officials said

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    WESH
    A sinkhole was discovered near an Orlando home Thursday, officials said.

    A massive sinkhole that formed near an Orlando home has forced a family to evacuate, officials with the Orange County Fire Department said.

    The sinkhole is about 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep and a mere three feet from the home, according to WESH.

    Residents of the home said they found the sinkhole around 7 a.m. Thursday in the back of their house, officials said. The family of six was taken to stay at a hotel as building department officials deemed the home unsafe to live in, authorities said.

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    "The building department did come out and they did do their assessment and deem the building unsafe," Genevieve Latham of Orange County Fire and Rescue told WESH. "So we are just hoping the people do get out, get their things out to some place that is safe. It is upsetting this is their home. This is where they live and it's unsettling for them."