Lake Whitney

A Whitney, Texas homeowner set fire to his mansion that was left dangling perilously on the edge of a cliff when part of the cliff gave way.

The homeowner moved his family out of the $800,000 home in a gated community when he noticed the cliff under the house was crumbling into the water.

Construction workers set the home on fire at 11:45 a.m. Friday. About 16 boats and three helicopters circled the area as smoke billowed from the abandoned house.

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