Sinkhole opens between 2 homes in Seffner

City was site of fatal sinkhole last month

Published On: Mar 24 2013 09:45:53 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2013 01:37:18 AM EDT

Authorities say a sinkhole has opened between two homes in Seffner and the houses have been evacuated as a precaution.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said the hole was estimated at 8 feet across and 10 feet deep. It opened about 7 p.m. Saturday. It was spotted by a little girl who lives in one of the surrounding homes.

The new sinkhole is a mile and a half from the massive sinkhole that swallowed Jeff Bush in his bedroom, killing him about a month ago.

Rescue crews searched for Bush, but had to call the recovery effort off after it was deemed too dangerous to continue.