60-foot tree falls at Chico apartment complex destroying four cars

Jan 18, 2016 3:30 PM by News Staff

Several days of rain apparently proved too much for a giant tree on East Lindo Avenue in Chico.

The giant tree came falling down around 8:30 p.m. Sunday Night. The tree crushed part of a carport and four cars in its path on the way down. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

The tree was in the yard of the Villa del Mar apartments. One of the tenants says her father had just been out to his truck to get a blanket... and he could have easily been killed.

Yesenia Melendrez said she and her family were very fortunate for the timing of the fall.

“We had 3 cars parked there, all three are completely smashed,” she said. “We had just got back from the store, we could have been in that car.

Clean up crews are on scene Monday afternoon removing the tree.


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