Massive Florida sinkhole destroyed two homes, continues to grow

A sinkhole forced a neighborhood to evacuate Friday as it opened underneath a home. The hole was initially the size of a small swimming pool AP reports but now has started to swallow two large single family homes

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Residents of a Florida neighborhood evacuated their homes as the ground opened up beneath them, ripping two houses apart as they tumbled into a massive pool of water.

Ten homes were evacuated because of the "active sinkhole" in Land O'Lakes, Florida, which officials said was "by no means stable".

At least 10 homes have been evacuated from the area, according to the station.

The following video, provided by WFTS, shows a home destroyed by the sinkhole.

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The sinkhole is located at 21835 Ocean Pines Drive in Land O' Lakes. He said firefighters and deputies helped people get some of their belongings out of their homes.

Guthrie said that the question of safety was under control and, although it had been a frightening experience for residents, it was now a question of trying to conserve property.

Officials say there is concern that the sinkhole could merge into a nearby lake.

Power has been shut off to about 100 homes as a precaution.

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Crews are holding a 200-foot perimeter from the edge.

Shortly after ABC Action News arrived on scene, one of the homes collapsed into the sinkhole.

The Red Cross was responding to help families affected.

Evacuations continued and increased to ten homes.

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