A tree fell on an Auburn dwelling Monday and punched by the roof all the way in which into the kitchen, officers stated. The dwelling’s residents had been seated simply toes away on the kitchen desk, however nobody was injured.
Bill Crosbie, 81, advised WBZ he was on the desk sorting tablets when the tree crashed down.
“It came right down — right where my coffee maker is,” he stated. “I’m glad I wasn’t up getting a coffee.”
High winds led to the tree snapping, in line with a Facebook publish from the Auburn Fire Department.
“The occupants of 103 Rochdale St. were extremely lucky this afternoon,” the publish learn.
Photos present a department sticking straight down by the house’s ceiling — proper subsequent to the fridge.
Crosbie’s daughter advised WBZ that after getting her mom out of the house, her father merely texted her a photograph of the department hanging by the ceiling. The textual content didn’t embody any phrases, she stated, simply the picture.
“I think of people in other areas where they’ve had hurricanes, tornadoes come through — this is nothing,” Bill advised WBZ. “My golf clubs didn’t get hit, so I’m in business.”
Andrew Sluckis, chief of the Auburn Police Department, tweeted that the couple was “very lucky to escape injury.”
“Yeah, I’m a lucky guy,” Crosbie advised WBZ. “For a lot of reasons.”
The station reported the house will want an estimated $25,000 in repairs and was deemed unlivable by constructing inspectors. Bill and his spouse are staying with their daughter for now.