Demolition of 2nd Dunedin sinkhole home resumes

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Dunedin, Florida - Jarred Williams will be watching the demolition of the second home that was damaged by a sinkhole from a break in his fence.

"That's too close for comfort," he said on Friday evening.

He believes the separation was caused by the massive sinkhole that swallowed part of his neighbor's home.

The sinkhole stopped growing about 15 feet from his backyard. 

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"I do pray it's not my house. I'm glad. I hope it doesn't come any closer."

The second home belongs to Elvira Oakes who watched the demolition of her neighbor's home from a distance.

Despite the plan to tear down her house on Saturday morning, she is trying to keep her spirits high.

"We have a big God. We have a wonderful church community and everything is going to be okay," Oakes said.

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Early Friday, demolition started on her neighbor's home, which belonged to the Durpe family."

When they let us take the stuff out, you're just grabbing photos and then when you're thinking about it- there's a lot more that actually you wanted to get," said Ivy Dupre. 

About 50 truckloads of dirt were brought in on Friday to fill the hole and stabilize the ground. 

Officials expect they will need roughly 350 more truckloads to complete the job.

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