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Pics: Large hole swallows car in Florida driveway

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A car was swallowed by a large hole that opened up in a driveway at a Palm Harbor home last Friday morning. A second vehicle also was teetering at the edge of the hole.

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue responded to the scene in the 400 block of Ulelah Avenue at about 6:50 a.m. The hole is about 10 feet by 10 feet in size, fire officials said in a news release.

The Tampa Bay Times tweeted a photo of the hole, writing, “A large hole opened up in a Palm Harbor driveway this morning, swallowing one car as another vehicle teetered on the edge.”

Fire officials said the hole is about 10 to 15 away from the residence. The people who live there were evacuated as a precaution and the scene was “taped off and isolated,” the release states.

Fire officials said the Pinellas County Building Department had been called in for an inspection. A county spokesperson said no obvious structural damage was found to the house and the people who live there won’t have to move out.

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