Tree falls on house, family unhurt

Tree falls on house, family unhurt

August 28th, 2016 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Chattanooga firefighters stand at a home on 13th Street after a tree crashed through the roof and deck of the home.

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

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A summer storm that punched through Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon blew a tree down on a house on 13th Street, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Capt. David Thompson Jr. said in a news release no one was injured but the damage forced the family from their home. He said the American Red Cross was called to provide assistance.

Reports of power lines down and what could be lightning-caused fires were called in from several locations during and after the brief but powerful storm.
More storms are possible through the evening.