It took less than an hour for the fire to level the house. The ground around the house had cracked and become unstable in recent months, followed by some of the earth giving way a few days ago.
June 13, 2014 Smoke rises from a house in Texas deliberately set on fire days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney, about 60 miles south of Fort Worth. The luxury lake house had been dangling about 75 feet near a decaying cliff that was giving way beneath it. Brandon Wade/Reuters Buy Photo