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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
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Tampa home isn’t sinking, officials say

On Monday night, the family called Tampa Fire Rescue after they feared the ground was buckling under their Tampa home.

Turns out the tile was buckling in their living room and there was no sinkhole on the property at 2103 W. Sligh Ave.

“The grout just gave out and started popping out,” said Sal Ruggiero, manager of the city of Tampa’s Code Enforcement. There are “no signs that the house was sinking,” he added.

The home insurance company brought in engineers Tuesday to study the ground on the property and found no sinkhole, Ruggiero said.

It has been cleared and the family of five adults and two children can return to their home, Ruggiero said.

He said the family was at the property while the ground study was being done and should have been told they can return.

The American Red Cross of Tampa Bay assisted the family Monday night with hotel and food vouchers.

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