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(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A 50-foot deep sinkhole threatened two homes at a Florida retirement community Saturday.

Residents had to be evacuated after the ground opened up between two houses at a community called The Villages, north of Orlando.

Crews responded to the scene and poured concrete into the ground to stop the hole from spreading.

“Our biggest thing at this point is just try to prevent it from spreading underneath these homes, so we don’t lose them,” Casey Messer with Helicon Property Restoration said.

Officials say the sinkhole has been filled; no injuries were reported.

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