No sinkhole found at Longwood home

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:19:42 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 23 2013 12:53:24 PM EST

A family in Longwood is forced to evacuate their home after hearing creaking and snapping noises Friday evening due to a possible sinkhole.


A building inspector on Monday told Local 6 that cracks inside a Longwood home were not caused by a sinkhole.

Seminole County fire officials were called to a house at 124 Slade Drive in Longwood shortly before 7 p.m. Friday after the couple that lives there says they started hearing noises and loud cracks. A neighbor also told Local 6 they saw a crack develop inside the house.

The family evacuated their home over fears a sinkhole could be forming inside, but building inspector Randy Lamb and a geo-technical inspector spent five hours at the home on Sunday and said a change in temperatures likely caused tiles to break, adding that the concrete below the tile was not damaged.

The couple that lives in the home returned Sunday night.


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