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Mudslide, bluff collapse behind home near SDSU

Posted: 11:36 AM, Apr 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-06 19:21:06Z
SAN DIEGO – A mudslide caused a partial bluff collapse and sinkhole behind a home in the College Area of San Diego Wednesday morning. 
 
At 9:17 a.m. San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to a call about a sinkhole that was developing in a backyard at 5655 Dorothy Way. Firefighters arrived to find a 40-foot wide mudslide that had rolled about 100 feet down an embankment. The rear portion of the property slid down slightly, SDFR spokesperson Lee Swanson said. There was a pool and cabana in the backyard that may have been structurally undermined. 
 
There were reports of leaky irrigation pipes, Swanson said. 
 
San Diego Gas & Electric crews along with city structural engineers responded to examine the extent of the damage. They determined that the house was still intact, but the inspection is ongoing. 
 
There were no reported injuries.