RIVERSIDE: Tree Crashes Down On House

On Friday morning December 28, 2018 strong winds sent a tree crashing down onto a home in the city’s La Sierra area. Around 10:30am the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to reports of a large tree down on top of a home in the 3300 block of Fanwood Court. The first arriving engine company reported a tree down on top of a single story, single family dwelling. The occupants of the home declined medical treatment. According to a family member of the homes occupants, they feared this would happen. Off camera, the family member said the family had reached out to the City in the past about having the tree removed and were told they would face a 15k fine if they cut or removed the tree. Per the City’s building and Safety Department, the residents can remain in the home.