Heavy Rains Topple Large Tree Onto Home, Resident Killed

 Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 FOX News

A large fir tree crashed into a Portland home early Wednesday, killing a 60-year-old woman as the Pacific Northwest was soaked by another night of heavy rain. The tree, roughly 30 inches in diameter, sheared the front corner of the house from the back while the woman was in bed at 3:30 a.m. Lt. Rich Tyler of the Portland Fire Bureau said the woman’s brother and husband escaped without injury. "The rooms they were in were not affected by the tree at all, but they had to get by the tree to get out," Tyler said.