2nd sinkhole opens in Florida near area where man was swallowed by earth

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:01:49 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 05 2013 06:15:53 AM EST

Authorities are reportedly investigating another possible sinkhole in a neighborhood in Seffner, just two miles from where a sinkhole swallowed up a man in his bedroom last week.

SEFFNER, Fla. -

A second sinkhole has opened in a Seffner neighborhood, just two miles from where another sinkhole swallowed a man in his bedroom last week.

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Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and code enforcement officials were called to a home on Cedar Tree Lane to determine if it's safe for the family to stay in the house. 

A second house also appears to be threatened, but there was no visible structural damage to the houses.

The sinkhole is estimated to be about 20 feet across and 10 feet deep, and it's straddling a fence between the properties.

The second sinkhole opened the same day workers demolished the blue, one-story home over the first hole, which is 60 feet deep. 

Workers were able to salvage some belongings for the family of Jeff Bush, whose body has not been recovered.  The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole was covered by the house and rescuers said there were no signs of life since the hole opened late Thursday night.

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