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DC Fire officials responded to a home near Rock Creek Park early Saturday morning for a tree that fell on a house.
Firefighters arrived on the scene around 5:16 a.m., where they found that the large tree had fallen on the house.
The house was searched and thankfully officials said there were no booby traps or anyone injured at the time of the incident.
Fire crews have worked with Urban Forestry to secure the area and say two residents are currently displaced.
Firefighters say the house suffered severe structural damage and is currently habitable.
While it’s unclear whether heavy rains in the area contributed to the fall of the tree, officials say the cause is being investigated and residents are safe.
#DCsBravest responded at 5:16 a.m. for a large tree on a house in the 7700 block of 17th St NW. The house was searched and it was determined that there were no entrapments or injuries. We secured utilities and requested @dcra & Urban Forestry. 2 residents were moved. pic.twitter.com/LDDiOmmC8s
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) May 7, 2022