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Florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 houses

MIAMI — A sinkhole in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two houses, and prompted officials to remove residents from 10 other homes on Friday.

Dramatic video showed a home collapsing into the hole.

Pasco County Fire Chief Shawn Whited said no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. Within minutes, he said, ‘‘the hole opened up,’’ and the boat fell in.

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Firefighters were able to get two dogs out of the home and retrieve some belongings before the first home started collapsing into the quickly-expanding hole.

Associated Press