Tree demolishes front of Pacolet Street home

Published 11:53 am Thursday, April 21, 2011

A large tree fell on this Pacolet Street home in Tryon around 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Nick Edwards with the Tryon Fire Department said they initially received a call about a fallen tree that took down power lines. Edwards said when they arrived on scene, however, they realized the situation was much more serious. “The front of the house was pretty much gone,” he said. “We had to enter through the basement. The inside was demolished and we were only able to get to parts of the home.” Edwards said the crash also ruptured the gas lines inside. No one was at home at the time of the incident. Power was out for hours for many Tryon residents as crews worked at the site. (photo by Barbara Tilly)

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