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House teetering on edge of cliff is burnt down to solve problem

Wrecking crews in Texas have set fire to a luxury mansion that was teetering on the edge of a cliff.

Pictures showed the house being set on fire by workers, who earlier had placed hay bales soaked in fuel inside the $800,000 house on Lake Whitney, about 75 miles southwest of Dallas.


The land started to give way in February, and since then about 50 yards of land that separated it from the water's edge has eroded, said Mark Wilson, the chief deputy for the Hill County Sheriff's Department.


On Tuesday, a large chunk of the land under the structure collapsed, leaving about half of the house on the ground and half in the air.