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BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

Gas has been found underneath two more homes in the Bayou Corne area, near the giant Louisiana sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

The massive sinkhole is now around 15-acres in size.

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, Texas Brine discovered the gas underneath two homes that had not been previously monitored.

Texas Brine will advise what additional steps will be taken to mitigate the presence of gas under the homes.

No changes have been made to the evacuation order.

It's been almost a year since a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou began causing problems. Bubbling in the bayou led to the sinkhole. About 350 people have been forced out of their homes since August.

It has been 10 months since hundreds living near the giant sinkhole were forced from their homes.

Bubbles were spotted in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou in June 2012. Two months later, the ground opened up.

Most affected residents began receiving weekly checks from Texas-Brine in the amount of $875 per week.

Nine months after the sinkhole first appeared in Bayou Corne, Texas Brine began making offers to buy out the residents living there.

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