EL GRANADA (CBS SF) — A home was damaged and three vehicles were crushed when winds blew over a large tree overnight on the San Mateo County coast.
Cal Fire said gusting winds toppled the tree, which ripped down power lines and smashed into the garage of a home on the 800 block of Ferdinand Ave. in the unincorporated community of El Granada.READ MORE: FBI Gang Enforcement Operations Lead to Charges in 2 Attempted Homicides in East Bay
Neighbors reported hearing two loud booms when the 75-foot cypress went down, according to Cal Fire.
MORE: Further investigation reveals that three vehicles have been destroyed and a home had been damaged during this wind event in El Granada. Winds are expected to continue today. Please use caution ⚠️ on the roads. #CaWx @sanmateoco pic.twitter.com/sQYFOMjKGE
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Fortunately, no one was injured, but fire officials said the incident is a reminder for residents to be cautious and stay indoors when power lines are downed. When firefighters arrived, there were neighbors walking around to look at the damage, said Coastside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Hibdon.READ MORE: Conservatives to QAnon: Facebook Researchers Saw How Its Algorithms Led to Misinformation
In this case, the power lines were fortunately not live, he said. “Whenever there are downed power lines, people should stay in their homes,” Hibdon said.
Power, telephone and cable service was out for about 10 homes in the area. Public works crews and PG&E responded to the scene to remove the tree and restore service, Hibdon said.
The gusty winds were expected to continue on Monday. The Peninsula and the greater Bay Area are under a Red Flag Warning through Tuesday because of the forecast high winds and extremely dry conditions.MORE NEWS: Police Surround San Jose Home in Armed Standoff with Resident