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Tree flattens home

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

A large tree on Tuesday lies on the home it demolished on Banks Street after it toppled during a thunderstorm late last week. Terry McCann, owner of M & T Tree Service, said the uprooted tree was an oak.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/04/web1_SmushedHouse1-1.jpgA large tree on Tuesday lies on the home it demolished on Banks Street after it toppled during a thunderstorm late last week. Terry McCann, owner of M & T Tree Service, said the uprooted tree was an oak.

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A car sits on Banks Street on Tuesday next to the fallen tree that destroyed a house and brought down live electrical wires.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/04/web1_SmushedHouse5-1.jpgA car sits on Banks Street on Tuesday next to the fallen tree that destroyed a house and brought down live electrical wires.

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A close view Tuesday of the house crushed by the oak tree that fell on the vacant, single story building. No one was hurt in the incident.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/04/web1_Smushed-House3-1.jpgA close view Tuesday of the house crushed by the oak tree that fell on the vacant, single story building. No one was hurt in the incident.

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A wide view Tuesday of the tree that crushed a vacant home on Banks Street late last week.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/04/web1_SmushedHouse4-1.jpgA wide view Tuesday of the tree that crushed a vacant home on Banks Street late last week.

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LaGRANGE — A severe thunderstorm late last week caused a mess for some people who live in the 200 block of Banks Street.

LaGrange police said they were called out to the area just before 12:30 a.m. April 7 after a massive tree toppled over onto a house at 213 Banks St.

The tree flattened most of the home. Officers said neighbors told them the house had been vacant for some time.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The tree also hit some power lines and brought down live wires into the roadway.

The LaGrange Fire Department blocked off the street so the city utility company could turn off the electricity and remove the wires from the road.

Officers said large limbs also landed on a house next door and two cars on either side of the vacant home.

One vehicle, a green Chevy S10 pick up was damaged when a limb smashed through the windshield and dented the bed of the truck.

According to Terry McCann, owner of M & T Tree Service, the massive oak tree was uprooted during the storm.

McCann said he would have to cut through the limbs and large stump before being able to either grind up the pieces or cart them away.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.