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Crews rescue woman from fallen tree

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  11.53 AM 20 June, 2014

Location: District 13 News

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CFA crews rescued a woman after a large gum tree fell on her house, trapping her in her bed just before 4am this morning.

CFA District 13 Operations Manager Mark Kennedy said the tree “just fell.”

“The tree fell onto the house and through the bedroom, pinning the woman to her bed.”

“Monbulk rescue were first responders, and they did a great job of stabilising the tree so it wouldn’t move, during the rescue process.”

“Monbulk Urban search and Rescue team were also on scene to assist in case of structural collapse.”

“The rescue process involved using hydraulic lifting gear to remove the tree from its base so the woman could be freed from the bed.”

“There was extensive damage to the back half of the house.”

“Luckily the woman escaped without serious injury,” Mr Kennedy said.

Crews from Dandenong, Monbulk, Belgrave, Boronia and Upwey were on scene.

The woman was treated by Paramedics at the scene. Police were also on scene.

Last Updated: 20 June 2014