Hilltop swallows homes in California | photos

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">In this photo taken Monday, May 6 2013,   Randall Fitzgerald checks a fissure that has opened in a lot near his home in the Lakeside Heights subdivision in Lakeport, Calif.  Fitzgerald, who bought his home a year ago, has seen several of his neighbors move away as the sinking ground threatens the collapse of their homes, and is concerned that he will have to leave as more fissures appear.  Officials believe that water that has bubbled to the surface is playing a role, in the collapse of the hillside subdivision that has forced the evacuation of 10 homes and the notice of imminent evacuation of another 10 in this upscale subdivision.&#40;AP Photo&#47;Rich Pedroncelli&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Rich Pedroncelli)</span></div>
May 11, 2013 7:19:48 PM PDT