May 21, 2018
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Tree falls onto mobile home in Hudson during Tuesday storms

Michael Simmons | Hudson Fire Chief
Michael Simmons | Hudson Fire Chief
A pine tree sits in the yard of a Hudson woman after it collapsed onto her mobile home during Tuesday's severe storms.
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

HUDSON, Maine — A woman escaped serious injury Tuesday when severe storms that rocked the state caused a tree to fall on her mobile home.

Hudson Fire Chief Michael Simmons said Wednesday firefighters were called to the scene on Pine Grove Road around 3:45 p.m.

The homeowner, whose name was not released, was not injured after the pine tree collapsed during strong thunderstorms and knocked a hole in her ceiling.

“She was just nervous and excited,” Simmons said.

The resident was inside the home when firefighters from Hudson, Glenburn and Kenduskeag arrived, according to Simmons.

The tree did not hit power lines that run along Pine Grove Road, the chief said, and came to rest beside the house.

One of Hudson’s firefighters, Dan Bean, also owns a tree-cutting business and managed to get the tree out of the homeowner’s yard, Simmons said.

Simmons said the homeowner declined assistance from the Red Cross and stayed in the home on Tuesday night.

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