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LAKE WHITNEY (CBSDFW.COM) - Plans for what to do next about that big crack in the bluff along Lake Whitney are up in the air so to speak. On June 13, crews burned down a luxury home that was irreparably damaged after part of the bluff on which it was built, fell into Lake Whitney below.

Complete Coverage Of The Lake Whitney Cliff House

There is still a portion of that bluff that appears to be slowly separating from the rest of the land along the lake threatening to crash into the water below.

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday, said they do not have “authorization  nor appropriations to take care of the fissure” that has made the bluff unstable as it is still located on private property. They referred media to the property owner to see what their plans are regarding the crack.

Credit: White Bluff Fire Department

Credit: White Bluff Fire Department

The Corps says they are increasing patrols around the lake to ensure the safety of lake visitors over the July 4th holiday weekend. According to officials, buoys have been placed to mark off the dangerous area.

See Photos From The House Fire

Hill County Judge Justin Lewis confirmed the Army Corp is handling safety at the lake. He said the county is monitoring the crack and that there are currently no plans to do anything else about the situation at this time.

A crack was found in the bluff where a luxury home once stood in the White Bluff gated community near Lake Whitney, roughly a year ago. A large portion of the bluff fell into Lake Whitney earlier this month, leaving part of the house dangling off the cliff. The home was purposely demolished by fire to prevent the rest of the structure from falling into the water below.

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