Sinkhole prompts evacuation of homes; no injuries reported
Jan. 19, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a large sinkhole in Philadelphia has prompted evacuation of some homes, but no injuries have been reported.
The Philadelphia fire department says crews dispatched to the neighborhood northeast of the city center Friday reported that the sinkhole measured 30 feet by 30 feet and was "possibly growing."
Capt. William Dixon said six homes were evacuated. Water and electric utility crews were called along with the city's streets and licenses and inspections departments.