It's truly lucky this story doesn't end in tragedy. John Babcock owns the property off Stearns Road and said the ponderosa pine tree came down at about 10:30 Wednesday morning in the front yard.
A disabled veteran lives there and was home at the time but luckily the tree missed the home. No one was hurt, no power lines came down and no property was damaged.
Babcock said that just a few months ago they had a tree service evaluate the tree and that he was told there was no problem. He's not sure how old the tree might be, he thinks a combination of the heavy rain and a north wind is responsible.