VIDEO: Texas home clinging to cliff intentionally burned down

CNN
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 3:47pm

A luxury home that was dangling off the edge of a lakeside cliff in Central Texas is now a pile of ashes.

Crews intentionally set fire to it Friday to destroy it before it fell into the lake. The goal was to minimize the amount of debris that would go into the lake.

Firefighters used flares and gasoline to ignite the home after piercing holes in the walls. The rock underneath the home started eroding away last year, eating into the property.

The homeowners made the decision to burn the home and are responsible for picking up the tab for the demolition and clean-up.  

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