NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Officials are advising the residents of about 25 households in a mountainous community north of Salt Lake City to stay elsewhere after a landslide crushed their neighbors' home.
Three other families in North Salt Lake have left their homes under mandatory evacuations. It's unknown when they'll be allowed to return.
Mayor Len Arave declared a state of emergency and is asking the state for resources to guard against another round of slides.
Neighbors said they heard cracks and rumbles near dawn Tuesday. They said the family scrambled to a neighbors' house, where they watched their home crumble.
City spokeswoman Linda Horrocks said says geologists are monitoring the ground near the slide.
A home is destroyed following a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. At least a dozen other homes have been evacuated. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT (Ravell Call/AP)
This Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo shows the area of a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah. One home has been destroyed and at least a dozen others have been evacuated. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT (Ravell Call/AP)
A home collapsed during a mudslide, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in North Salt Lake, Utah. The home crumbled after rain-saturated soil from the hill above started piling up behind it at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Derek Peterson) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT (Derek Peterson/AP)