Thea Digiammerino

Tree Comes Down on Home in Southington

A woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation after a tree came down on a home in Southington Thursday.

According to John Smigel, the Southington building official, the tree caused minor exterior damage when it came down on 218 Marion Ave. The family that lives in the home won’t be able to return until the tree is removed.

A family member said a woman in her 90s was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Neighbor Fred Smith was wowed by the destruction, but sprang into action to help.

“I went into the house. I got grandma out of the house. And the ambulance was here and they checked her out," Smith said.

What caused the tree to fall is unclear, but there were strong winds in the area due to storms at the time.

"It’s just good no one was hurt. The house doesn’t seem to be too bad," Smith said.

During the nasty weather, across the state trees were downed which blocked roads or parts of them.

PHOTOS: Strong Storms Taken Down Trees and Wires

Two fell on I-84 west in Farmington, one of which was struck by a school bus near exit 39.

Thankfully police tell us the students on board were not hurt.

Elsewhere, a tree fell on wires on Jackson Road in Enfield and in East Hartford another tree fell onto a car on Britt Road.

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