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Hole the size of a small pool opens in Florida neighborhood

Hole the size of a small pool opens in Florida neighborhood

Firefighters said they got a 911 call just after 7 a.m. and the hole grew within minutes after that.

The massive sinkhole destroyed two homes and a boat in Pasco County.

The sinkhole is located at 21835 Ocean Pines Drive in Land O' Lakes, Florida.

The boat was seen falling into the hole in Land O'Lakes, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Guthrie said a 50-foot-deep sinkhole occurred at the site of one of the swallowed homes five years ago. State geologists said it is a matter of time until a swimming pool behind the second home sinks into the ground.

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Pasco Emergency Management, Pasco Fire Rescue, Duke Energy, Pasco Building Inspector and Pasco County PIO have responded to the scene.

"At this point in time, we will continue to make and maintain about a 200-foot perimeter off the edge of this particular sinkhole", Guthrie said. As of 10:03 a.m. officials considered the sinkhole still active.

The Red Cross will be assisting the evacuated residents.

Authorities urged neighbors to collect their belongings to prepare for the evacuations, as the size of the hole is increasing.