Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Home teetering on cliff over lake

The owner of a house teetering on a crumbling cliff over a Texas lake has decided to burn it (AP/WFAA.Com)

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

Tom Hemrick, emergency management co-ordinator in Hill County, said the house would be burned and then a long-reach excavator will be used to clear the debris before the foundation slab is removed.

The 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 is 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 US dollars (£412,000).

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