Sinkhole opens and house catches fire in Ocala

Photo: Ocala Police Department

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -- Officers in Ocala had quite the busy night after responding to a sink hole and a fire all within hours of one another.

Ocala Police responded to the intersection of Southeast 12th Street and 3rd Avenue around 10:30 last night, after getting reports of a sinkhole with a vehicle stuck in it. City personnel addressed the water leak and roadway obstruction.

Then just after one in the morning, officers spotted a structure fire from the back lot of the police department. The house was without power and no one was found inside. Police suspect it was arson.

The incident is under investigation.

Photo: Ocala Police Department