Evacuated families could return home after sinkhole is filled - FOX 13 News

Evacuated families could return home after sinkhole is filled

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DUNEDIN (FOX 13) -

It's a day five of the sinkhole in Dunedin, and thankfully work crews are nearly complete. More than half of the massive sinkhole that destroyed two homes has been filled.

That's good news for folks in the neighborhood, especially a handful of homeowners who were evacuated.

Depending on how much work they get done Monday, those families could return to their homes.

Over the weekend, crews dumped nearly 100 truckloads of dirt in the hole. At its largest size, the sinkhole stretched 90 feet wide and 56 feet deep.

"Everything we think is pretty much done," Jeff Parks of Fire and Rescue said. "We haven't seen it growing since Thursday."

The sinkhole made international news when it opened up and swallowed parts of two homes.

Those homes were condemned and demolished. Four other homes were evacuated.

No one was hurt in the ordeal.

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