Orlando Sentinel

Published: Apr 23, 2014 12:03 PM EDT

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - A sinkhole between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community that was plugged over the weekend appears to be opening again.
    
A witness said Wednesday that the sinkhole in The Villages expanded overnight by another 5 to 8 feet. Safety crews are on scene.
    
Rich Corr lives next door to the house which had been at the center of the sinkhole drama. He told The Villages Daily Sun (http://tinyurl.com/lvv7eqx) that he and his wife are packing their bags.
    
Over the weekend, repair crews filled the sinkhole after neighbors noticed it was growing and alerted authorities. At that time, a Tampa firm had been working on the sinkhole for about three weeks.
    
District Public Safety Battalion Chief Pete Carpenter said Saturday the sinkhole expanded under the foundations of both houses.
    
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Information from: Daily Sun (Lady Lake, Fla.), http://www.thevillagesdailysun.com

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