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Tree falls on Escondido home, nearly hits sleeping couple

Posted at 5:28 AM, Feb 15, 2019

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - A man and his pregnant wife escaped serious injury after a tree fell onto their Escondido home early Friday morning.

The incident happened at around 3 a.m. in the 10000 block of Jesmond Drive, according to authorities.

The homeowner told 10News he and his wife, who is eight months pregnant, were asleep in their bedroom when an oak tree in their yard came crashing down on their house.

According to the husband, the tree hit a portion of a detached shed and landed on the home's roof. The impact caused the ceiling to cave in directly over the couple’s bedroom; one branch pierced through the ceiling and nearly hit the man and his wife.

The husband said he instantly shielded his wife as the ceiling and debris began coming down. The couple then rushed out to avoid being trapped or hit.

10News cameras showed the couple’s bedroom completely destroyed, with other parts of the home also sustaining major damage.