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Two Teens Rescued After Tree Falls On Home


High winds blew the tree onto a house on Coker Ave, off S. Weinbach

Evansville firefighters rescued two teens after a tree crashed onto a house.

It happened Thursday morning at 1701 Coker Avenue, as high winds blew through the Tri-State.

EFD Division Chief Mike Larson says the first crew on the scene found a large tree had fallen into the backside of the house, with two teens upstairs.

Larson said one teen was talking to a sibling through a door, where a tree limb had crashed through the roof.

Firefighters got the sibling in the hallway out of the damaged home and then removed a door, freeing the teen trapped in the bedroom.

No one was injured.

The tree caused a partial roof collapse and ripped the electric service off the home.

CenterPoint Energy responded to disconnect the service.