Sinkhole Causes Building To Collapse

A sinkhole was to blame for a building collapse late Sunday night at the Summer Bay Resort on US-192 in Clermont, firefighters in Lake County said.

Firefighters said all guests in the sinking building were rescued and moved to another building on the resort’s property. Authorities said there were 20 people in the building, and no one was injured.

About 30 percent of the three-story structure collapsed around 3 a.m. Monday, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. Cuellar said authorities were also concerned about another section of the villa, which was sinking. That villa was also evacuated.

Monday’s sinkhole, which is in the middle of the villa, is about 40 to 50 feet in diameter, Cuellar said. He said authorities think it was getting deeper, but couldn’t tell early Monday if it was growing outward.

 

Source: WFTV

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