Massive landslide threatens Washington state homes

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(CNN) — A massive landslide in Washington has destroyed one home and threatens more than a dozen others, CNN affiliates in the Seattle area reported Wednesday.

One home has only about 10 feet of its backyard left after the slide on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, CNN affiliate KIRO reported. That home along with others were being evacuated.

“There are still homes up on Fircrest Avenue that are threatened,” Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Ed Hartin told CNN affiliate KOMO-TV.

Live video showed small sections of the cliff continuing to fall at 10:45 a.m. local time.

The slide occurred about 4 a.m., Island County Sheriff Mark Brown told CNN affiliate KOMO. Residents reported hearing a sound like thunder around the time of the slide, CNN affiliate KING-TV reported.

No injuries have been reported, according to the affiliate accounts.

Brown could not say what caused the slide, and there were no storms in the area overnight, according to the report.

“It must have just been moisture in the ground that accumulated,” KOMO quoted Brown as saying.