Homes destroyed after 140 foot tree crashes through roof

Posted at 11:40 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 02:41:54-05

SCRIPPS RANCH -- Two homes were crushed by a massive tree in Scripps Ranch, ripping right through the roof and into the living rooms.

Bruce Tindall came home to a natural disaster in his living room and his upstairs office. The glass from Tindall’s sliding glass door imploded into a million pieces in his living room. His ceiling caved in downstairs and upstairs.

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The arborist who showed up to haul the tree away said the eucalyptus tree that toppled was about 50-years-old and 140 feet tall.

“I’m just happy nobody was home when it happened and no one was injured," Tindall said. 

The giant tree also tore into his neighbor’s home. Both homeowners have been told they can’t stay in their homes because the structures have been compromised.

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