Luxury Home on Lake Whitney Up in Smoke

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LAKE WHITNEY-It’s the disaster that has kept our attention teetering on the edge. That’s right, we’re talking about the luxury home that looks like it’s about to take a cliff dive into Lake Whitney.

But before this house goes timber, Hill County officials are trying to come up with a plan to minimize the mess.

So what do you do with a house waiting to meet its demise?

Well, an Austin demolition crew came to check out the damage and drafted a plan of action.

At first, they considered throwing a net over the house and pulling that sucker down. Yeah, didn’t sound like a good idea to us either.

So the burning question is, what did they decide? Well, Friday morning crews are going to set the place on fire.

“They are going to burn the house and they’re also gonna have long arm excavators out here to remove the debris when the house starts to come apart itself,”  Hill County Chief Deputy Mark Wilson said.

That sounds like some house warming party!

“It’s amazing! I can’t believe how it cracked and its falling off,” resident Travis “Tiny” Sajstid said. “You don’t hear about that too much in Texas.”

Either way, it’s a spectacle neighbors can’t wait to see. One thing’s for sure — it’s got the whole neighborhood talking!