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Video shows massive sinkhole that swallowed Apopka home and may grow larger

APOPKA — A home near Orlando was partially swallowed by a massive sinkhole Tuesday morning that may grow even larger, officials said.

Fire crews responded around 8 a.m. Tuesday shortly after the house, at 222 West Kelly Park Road in Apopka, began sinking, Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kat Kennedy said.

The sinkhole measured 25 feet across and 15 feet deep, officials said.

No injuries were reported as the home's residents — Ellen Miller, her husband Garry Miller and their two dogs — were able to safely leave. They are staying with relatives, Kennedy said.

Their family has lived in the house since 1969 and remodeled it five years ago.

It's unclear what caused the sinkhole.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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