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Teetering Cliff House Deliberately Set on Fire in Texas

Image: Smoke rises from a house deliberately set on fire, days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney
A house that has been dangling for days on a crumbling cliff was deliberately set on fire Friday on the shores of Lake Whitney, Texas. BRANDON WADE / Reuters

A house that has been dangling for days on a crumbling cliff was deliberately set on fire Friday on the shores of Lake Whitney, Texas. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, burning was one of three options the homeowner had for removing the home from the site before it fell into the lake. The house was evacuated two weeks ago after cracks were discovered in the walls and more recently chunks of the cliff and the house began falling into the lake.

The house on Lake Whitney before the fire (NBC News 5) NBC News 5