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Tree damages Beckley home

Local - 2/22/2013 1:15 PM

BECKLEY - A tree fell onto a house in Beckley Friday morning and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Mercer Street.  The tree almost removed the kitchen from the back of the house.  The renter said he and his wife were woken up by what he thought was an explosion. They're thankful no one was hurt.

The national weather service reported wind gusts as high as 30 miles an hour in Beckley early Friday morning.  The renter thought that may be what caused the tree to fall.  The couple will move into another home owned by their current landlord. 

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