Homeowner To Torch House Teetering On Lake Cliff

The owner of a vacant luxury house teetering on a crumbling 75-foot cliff over a Central Texas lake has decided to burn the house and clear the lot of the debris.

Tom Hemrick, Hill County's emergency management coordinator, said Thursday the house would be burned Friday morning. Then a long-reach excavator will be used to clear the debris before the foundation slab is removed.

The 4,000-square-foot house is on a cliff overlooking Lake Whitney on the Brazos River at White Bluff Resort, 60 miles south of Fort Worth. It has been crumbling into the lake as the cliff on which it's perched has given way. The house was condemned and evacuated about two weeks ago.

Tax records show it was built in 2007 and is worth more than $700,000.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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A vacant luxury house appears on the verge of tumbling 75 feet into a Central Texas lake because a cliff is collapsing beneath the property.

WFAA-TV (http://bit.ly/TJeUfl ) in Dallas-Fort Worth reported Wednesday that the 4,000 square-foot-home above Lake Whitney has been condemned and the owners evacuated about two weeks ago.

Hill County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mark Wilson says another chunk of cliff broke off Tuesday night.

Soil and other debris have been falling from beneath the home at White Bluff Resort, some 60 miles south of Fort Worth. Tax records show the house was built in 2007 and is worth more than $700,000.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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