Tree Falls on House, Causes No Structural Damages (VIDEO)

Incident could have been much worse due to nearby power lines, says fire captain.

The branches of a large tree gave out and landed on the roof of a Mountain View home at 350 Higdon Ave. early Sunday morning.

According Mountain View Fire Department Capt. Tim Harvey, despite there not being any gusts of wind shortly before 1:45 a.m., the large branches must have been weighed down after days of stormy weather.

A larger incident was miraculously avoided, Harvey explained, because the branches avoided taking down some power lines—that connected directly to the home—and which hung inches from where the branches landed.

Harvey confirmed that there was no structural damage and the residents were uninjured.


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Martin Fernández December 03, 2012 at 04:57 AM
There was some damage, though it could have been worse. There was a huge crash & the whole house shook, we thought it was an earthquake. Neighbors down the street heard the crash & their houses shook. A part of one of the small branches was sticking out of the roof & a bigger whole where a branch went through. We are very lucky it just missed the power line connected to our apartment. I am so lucky that my son wasn't hurt & slept through the whole thing. -Martin & Megen
Claudia Cruz December 03, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Martin! It's so fortunate that no one was hurt and that you still have your home. Yes, the power lines were so close! Thank goodness it wasn't worse!


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