This giant sinkhole appeared overnight in a front yard of a Des Moines house…
And the crater keeps on growing up. Will it swallow the whole house?
The cavity started forming at around 12:30 am and first start swallowing the edge.
But it wasn’t enough. Since then, the whole had expanded dramatically and by 7:00 a.m. it had even sucked down a tree.
According to officials, the pit is about 40 feet deep and still expanding.
As you might know there are 223 acres of coal mine shafts in the area and a map shows there is a vertical shaft near that exact home!
Southwest 5th Street has now been blocked off in the area.