What was built to be an oasis in their front yard has now become an eye sore for a Lancaster family.
“It’s a big mud hole,” said Cathy Fritz, homeowner. “It’s focal point of the house so it’s a little more heartbreaking to see.”
In the past 24 hours, the Fritz family has been watching their dream home, on Dairy Way, go down the drain.
They knew something was wrong when one day the ponds had overflowed and the next morning, they were almost empty.
“They dropped about three feet more and I knew we had big trouble, big trouble,” Fritz said.
To try to figure out exactly how serious the situation was the family measured how quickly the water was receding and were shocked with their discovery.
“It was dropping about 14 inches an hour,” Fritz said.
It didn’t take long before they found a sinkhole, they say, had doubled in size in a day.
“I was just sitting down listening to it because it sounded like a big waterfall,” said Ashtyn Fritz.
“We’re afraid to get near it,” said Fritz. “It just grows all day.”
With their home just a few feet away and without knowing where all the water is going, the Fritz family is left with many questions.
“How big is it going to get? How big is it underneath? Is just going to keep getting bigger?”
Answers they know they need expert help to find.
Read more and see video: http://www.lex18.com/story/29612113/sinkhole-swallows-familys-pond