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Ruskin sinkhole that forced family from home most likely a collapsed septic system

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Jonathan Aguialar Jonathan Aguialar
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A possible sinkhole forced a family in Ruskin to leave their home Thursday evening. After a preliminary inspection Friday morning, Hillsborough County Code Enforcement officials said it may be the work of a collapsed septic system.

The family went to a friend's home after the hole was spotted Thursday night. Ruskin is near Tampa and not far from Seffner, where 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush was killed when a sinkhole opened under his bedroom on Feb. 28.

Authorities said the new hole measured seven feet long and two feet wide. It was about 10 feet from the family's home at 1303 3rd Ave. N.E. A fire rescue official says it was too dark to determine how deep the hole measured Thursday.

Jonathan Aguialar, the neighbor, told us it seemed about a foot deep.

"One of my friends and neighbors fell in, and we had to help him out," he said adding that the hole was getting bigger.

Hillsborough County Code Enforcement officials came back to the site Friday morning. They determined this was most likely a collapsed septic system.

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