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Wind topples tree on Durham houses

Posted April 3, 2011

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— Strong winds toppled a tree that fell on two houses in Durham Saturday afternoon.

Police said the large oak hit and snapped power lines, catching them on fire. It landed on two homes at 1016 and 1018 Buchanan Blvd.

One family was home at the time, but managed to get out of the house safely.

Firefighters from three stations responded and put out the fire.


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  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas Apr 4, 2011

    There goes another down! 68 mph wind here in Durham. Where is the news on this?

  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas Apr 4, 2011

    Get used to it. The wind has be screaming at 40 and 50 mph around here for weeks. Why? It's like the drought, they don't dare talk about it with competence.