23 Aug 2014
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Redwood Tree Crushes Larkspur Home

The tree fell on to a two-story home at 11:35 this morning while a resident was home.

Redwood Tree Crushes Larkspur Home Redwood Tree Crushes Larkspur Home

A redwood tree toppled onto a two-story home in Larkspur Monday morning, causing significant damage to the second floor, a fire department spokesman said.

At about 11:35 a.m., the Larkspur Fire Department received a report that a redwood tree had fallen and struck a home at 330 W. Baltimore Ave., Fire Chief Bob Sinnott said.

The tree, which stood approximately 150 feet tall, was in the front yard of 313 W. Baltimore Ave. It fell across the roadway and onto the home across the street, he said.

The home sustained significant damage to the roof and second floor, Sinnott said. One resident was home but was uninjured.

The roadway remains blocked, and electrical, cable and telephone lines are down.

Seventy customers initially lost electricity, but power had been restored to all but 30 as of 3 p.m., PG&E spokeswoman Brittany Chord said.

PG&E crews remain on site and will be working into the evening to restore power to the remaining customers.

Fire officials believe root decay caused the tree to fall, Sinnott said.

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