Images from Sunday’s scene in Waterford, New York show a house that hangs from the edge of a cliff and other houses just a few steps away. Initially, seven houses were evacuated, according to Waterford fire chief Donald Baldwin. But after the engineers inspected the area, that number was reduced to three.
No one was injured and no structures were destroyed.
“The landslide area was around 150-200 feet,” Baldwin told CNN. “It had the potential for serious injury, but there is none.”
The 12 people who had to evacuate their homes were taken to a temporary shelter, but have since found all other places to stay, Baldwin said.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said a drone was also used to assess the damage.
The cause of the landslide is unknown, Baldwin said, but noted that the area was a gravel pit.