Homeowner Steps Out Moments Before Massive Tree Crushes House

 Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 Stamford Advocate

A “miracle” is how Stamford Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Lorenz describes the circumstances that led both homeowners to be absent from an Elmbrook Drive house when a large tree fell on it. Lorenz estimates the tree was at least 75 feet tall, and the full weight of it landed squarely on the home, which city building officials swiftly condemned. The wife happened to be at the gym. “Moments before the tree fell, the husband decided to walk the dog,” Lorenz said.
The couple had lived in the home for more than 30 years, Lorenz said.