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WATCH: cliff-dangling Texas mansion torched

(NEWSER) – What's worse than having your luxury home fall into a lake? How about having your home fall into a lake and then having to pay for an expensive cleanup using specialized barges?

To avoid this fate, the owners of a Texas home on the verge of toppling into Lake Whitney had their mansion torched, reports the Waco Herald.

The owners hired a demolition firm to burn the home and then pull the debris back with an excavator to minimize damage to the lake. Firefighters and emergency medical services stood by.

"Like any cliffhanger, I guess we're all watching and waiting, you know," a neighbor says.

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