Firefighters responded to the 2900 block of Rose Avenue at about 11:40 a.m. to find that an "impressive" tree had fallen onto a row of homes, Capt. Barry Stallard said.
Three homes in a row of about eight were severely damaged, Stallard said. Fire crews searched the townhomes and determined that no one was inside when the tree fell. He estimated the damage at about $500,000.
A city arborist will bring a team to cut apart the tree and take it away, he said. The row of homes is in an older neighborhood with large trees.
"With a three-day wind event, this sort of thing may continue to happen throughout the area," Stallard said.
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