Sinkhole Prompts Evacuation of Homes in Fishtown Section of Philadelphia

by Michael Mosher on January 29, 2018

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Authorities say a large sinkhole in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia has prompted evacuation of some homes, but no injuries have been reported.

The Philadelphia fire department said crews dispatched to the 2200 block of Taggert Street on 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.

An entire front stoop of one home fell into the large crevice, which filled with brown, muddy water.

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