Tree falls on San Francisco house

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Fire Department said a 40 ft. tree fell onto a house on Edgehill Way on Monday.

A 90-year-old occupant woke up to the massive tree limb skewering her living room. It put several holes into the roof and took off the side deck.

Luckily, no one was hurt. 

At this time, it appears that the house is still structurally sound.

There’s a question as to who owns and is responsible for the tree.

Members of the Edgehill Way Association say this became a greenspace around 2004 after a land swap between the city and a developer but for some reason, the parcel that the tree sits on wasn’t part of the swap, even though the rec and park sign is posted right in front of it.

No one has stepped up to deal with it.

The city attorney’s position is that the developer Forest View LLC. is the owner of the land and as recently as June 4, sent them a letter directing them to remove what they called a dangerous tree.

That same letter states that the developer previously told the city attorney’s office he believed he was longer the owner of the land.

KRON4 tried reaching out to the developer for comment, but have not yet heard back.

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