Developing: Large sinkhole threatens two homes in The Villages

Residents have been evacuated

The Villages, Fla - A  large sinkhole has opened up between two houses in The Villages.  According to our ABC Affiliate in Orlando,  the sinkhole is about 50 feet deep and is threatening both homes which are on Chalmer Terrace near St. Charles Place.

Officials with Helicon Property Restoration are at the scene and are expected to be there throughout the evening.  The residents of the two homes have been evacuated.   

Sumter County deputies said the hole actually opened up about three weeks ago but was filled with dirt.  The hole apparently opened up again last night and starting growing in size

Photos courtesy:  Casey Messer/Helicon Property Restoration

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