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The Lake Whitney House Local Media Is Obsessed With May Be Set on Fire

Check out Channel 11's report on the doomed house.
Check out Channel 11's report on the doomed house.
CBS DFW

If you watched the local news at all over the last week, you must have seen the breathless, helicopter-aided reports of the $700,000 luxury home falling bit by bit down a 75-foot cliff into Lake Whitney.

According to those news reports, the home's Florida-based owners first reported a fault line in the limestone cliff the home sits on in February and were forced to clear out and abandon the home because of safety concerns.

Now, the house is going to be demolished, either by knocking it over or burning the sucker down.

Mark Wilson, the chief deputy at the department says that as early as this afternoon the local fire department and the Army Corps of Engineers may oversee a controlled burn of the property to cut down on the amount of debris and to lessen cleanup costs.

"At this stage, there's not a lot of options they have, it doesn't seem like," he said, "because the ground is already separated they can't get any type of equipment in there to try to do some demolition, so this is probably one of their best options."

According to FOX 4, the homeowners are also considering a more traditional demolition.

There's no word yet on the exact time the fire or demolition will begin, but surely, the local news choppers will be there so you can see the whole thing go into the lake or up in flames.


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