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Workers in Baltimore are trying to determine what's causing two homes in the city's Fells Point neighborhood to begin sinking, according to the Associated Press.

The homes have been condemned after city inspectors determined the houses are sinking and in danger of collapsing because of an unknown water source. There is a constant flow of water that has undermined the foundations of the houses.

Public works officials continue to investigate at the South Madeira Street location. Residents were forced to celebrate Thanksgiving elsewhere. 

One resident says her home has sunk two to three inches, and that there are huge cracks in the walls of her basement and bedroom. Other neighbors believe a recent repaving project may be to blame for the sinking.

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