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Crews Burn House Teetering on Texas Cliff

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Fire crews have burned a luxury house teetering atop a crumbling 75-foot cliff over a Central Texas lake.

Authorities say destroying the 4,000-square-foot house by fire was better than waiting for it to topple into Lake Whitney. The cost of removing mounds of debris from the lake could prove prohibitive.

The homeowners consented to Friday's demolition about 60 miles south of Fort Worth.

The house was condemned and the owners evacuated the property about two weeks ago. Chunks of the cliff - and the $700,000 home - had been tumbling into the water.

Tom Hemrick, Hill County's emergency management coordinator, says the owners will moved the charred debris to stable land and crews will remove the slab.

The residence was built in 2007.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.)
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