SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — High winds howled through San Francisco late Saturday afternoon, toppling a tree near Sydney G. Walton Square that injured one person, authorities said.
San Francisco fire officials said the tree fell down just before 4 p.m. near Front and Jackson streets. At the time, high winds were howling in the city at 30 mph or more.READ MORE: Contra Costa County Toughens COVID Requirements For Indoor Activities
Gusty westerly winds have been observed in portions of the #BayArea since mid afternoon. Strongest winds have been through the #AltamontPass and at #SFO. Locally gusty conditions will continue through the rest of the evening. Winds will gradually decrease after midnight. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/c77HBYn7g3
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Lt. Jonathan Baxter, public information officer at San Francisco Fire Department, said one person was injured when they were briefly trapped under the fallen 50-foot tree.
The person was able to free themselves and were transported to the hospital for treatment.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Oakland City Council Votes To Hire, Train More Police After Spike in Homicides
Firefighters also reported a 30-foot tree fell onto a parked car near Alta Vista Park on Clay and Pierce streets. No injuries were reported.