Officials Set Fire to House Teetering Over 75-Foot Cliff: Watch Live



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In this image taken from video provided June 12, 2014, by WFAA.Com, a luxury house teeters on a cliff about 75 feet above Lake Whitney in Whitney, Texas.

A $700,000 home is teetering over the edge of Texas' Lake Whitney and officials are about to set it on fire.
The home, which has been gradually crumbling into the lake for weeks, is to be set on fire at 10 a.m. local time after authorities deemed it the safest and cheapest option. Officials had considered pulling the home closer to land using a giant net — deemed unsafe — or letting it fall into the lake on its own — too expensive to clean up.
Officials will use hay that's been saturated with diesel fuel to light the home aflame. Tom Hemrick, Hill County's emergency management coordinator, told NBCDFW that the owner will have the charred debris moved to stable land and crews will then remove the slab.
Pieces of the house have been falling into the lake for weeks, ever since a landslide caused half of the cliff it was built on to crumble away.
Watch it live:

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Lake Whitney is approximately an hour and a half-drive north to Dallas, Texas.
Here's the home — and its cliff — in happier times:
Update 1:50 p.m. ET: Watch the moment the roof slid into the sea.






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