Holiday residents concerned after 3rd large hole forms on same street in 2 years

A 15 foot wide hole opened up on Torch Street in Holiday

Cones and tape are in place to keep folks away from the large hole.
Cones and tape are in place to keep folks away from the large hole.

HOLIDAY, Fla. (WFLA) — Residents at a mobile home park in Holiday are on edge after a depression formed on the same street where a sinkhole swallowed a car two years ago.

Over the past few days, a large depression formed on Torch Street at the Holiday Travel Park. The hole was 15 feet in diameter and a few feet deep. If that’s not troubling enough, consider this, two years ago, a sinkhole formed on that same street, swallowing an SUV.

Soon after a second depression formed, and now this third hole opened up. The depressions and holes formed within feet of each other.

“I heard it on Channel 8 news,” said nearby resident Chad Swango.

Swango has relatives there, so after he heard this latest news, he went to see for himself. He’s concerned for their safety.

“The danger of falling into a hole or your property, it could be a matter of life or death,” said Swango.

On Monday, a construction company filled in the hole. County officials did not inspect the crevice because this happened on private property. But, locals are worried about this string of depressions in the same neighborhood.

“Especially when they stay right here in that one place. It’s just suspicious that’s all,” said one concerned woman.

An official from the Holiday Travel Park told 8 On Your Side now that the hole is filled, there is no cause for alarm. Since this happened on private property, the costs for the repairs were handled by an insurance company. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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