Residents in Camarillo, California are facing anxiety as erosion threatens their neighborhood.
On March 10, 2023, a hole opened up between homes during heavy rains.
Fire teams were on the scene all day assessing the situation and found that it was not an isolated event.
Initially categorized as a 30-foot by 30-foot sinkhole, officials later determined it was erosion caused by damaged or disconnected pipes lying down the hill in the residential area.
As water flowed down the hillsides, it washed away parts of the area and caused the ground to erode.
Sixteen residents were evacuated from their homes, and one house was red-tagged.
The restrictions have now been removed, and only one home will be yellow-tagged.
Officials want to ensure that the erosion problem is contained, and teams will be brought in to assess the situation.