INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A large tree caused serious damage when it fell onto a two-story home in Wayne Township.
At around 4 p.m. Monday, the Wayne Township Fire Department responded to the call of a structure collapse in the 1100 block of Delray Drive.
The occupants of the home and their pets were able to escape without injury, according to the fire department.
Officials say high winds caused the tree to break and fall onto the home.
“If this would have occurred at night, there could have been serious injury or loss of life. The massive tree behind the home was hollow,” said Michael Pruitt with the Wayne Township Fire Department.
3 people and several pets escaped injury when high winds caused a large section of a tree to fall on this home at 1132 Delray Dr. The home sustained serious structural damage. pic.twitter.com/jsAAc8Xt77
— Wayne Twp Fire Dept (@Waynetwpfire) July 29, 2019
There’s a chance this tree was here long before the westside of Indy was settled. The neighborhood was built around it. Good opportunity to remind people to have the health of large trees checked by an Arborist. #inwx pic.twitter.com/gzyrugAEZB
— Michael Pruitt, PIO (@Michael_Pruitt1) July 29, 2019