HILLCOUNTY, Texas A home dangerously dangling on the edge of a cliff in a Lake Whitney subdivision will be set on fire Friday morning, according to Tom Hemrick, the emergency management coordinator for Hill County.
Hemrick said the White Bluff Fire Department will be on scene to make sure surrounding homes are protected. According to Hemrick, the company in charge of the demolition is the same as the one that was in charge of the Texas Stadium implosion.
Appraised at more than $700,000, the home was built in 2008 and was bought by the current homeowners in 2012.
According to the homeowner, who is now in Florida dealing with a personal issue, the home was inspected before it was purchased. He also said he and his wife purchased home insurance, but they just found out it doesn't cover earth movement.
The homeowner said he spent his retirement savings on the home and is devastated.
Stack Bowers, vice president of Double Diamond Incorporated, said he learned of cracks on the property from the homeowner in April.