Chattanooga home dangles over huge sinkhole

Tennessee
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A Chattanooga woman has to find a new place to stay after a massive hole opened up under her home.

Firefighters were called to the home Saturday where an exterior wall had apparently collapsed into the basement.

Battalion Chief Don Bowman said initially there was concern that an elderly woman might still be inside, but after a thorough search, they found she was not there.

Chief Bowman said water buildup around the foundation due to heavy rain was the likely cause of the collapse.

Bowman added that it would not be safe to live there until the foundation was repaired.

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