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New, massive sinkhole opens up behind Lake Mary home

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LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A massive sinkhole opened up Wednesday in the backyard of a Lake Mary home whose owners were forced out several months ago because of sinkholes.

The new sinkhole is estimated at about 25 feet wide and possibly 30 feet deep, according to a next-door neighbor.

Neighbors told Fox 35's Chase Cain that crews were at the Lake Como Drive home earlier Wednesday, working to fix and fill the three existing sinkholes that opened up in August. The largest of those was about 7 feet wide and 4 feet deep.

In August, three sinkholes damaged the home and its foundation. Cracks creeped up the walls.

"The house cracks every day. There are new cracks everywhere," homeowner Debbie Coffman said then.

Engineers told her at time that the holes needed to be pumped with concrete. They planned to try to go under home and add support to parts of the foundation to stabilize the home.

Crews are expected out today to assess the new sinkhole.

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