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Duncan home evacuated after falling tree scare

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Duncan- A homeowner is back in their house Monday morning after cutting down a tree went terribly wrong.

It happened in the 300 block of First Street. Officials tell us the homeowner's grandson tried to cut down a massive tree by himself Sunday evening, but quickly realized he was in a dangerous situation and stopped. The tree was left unsteady and was in danger of falling on the house or nearby power lines.

The home was evacuated and the Duncan Fire Department and power company were called in as a precaution.

The owner of a local tree trimming company says it's a perfect example of why people shouldn't try to cut down trees on their own. "Lack of experience. As you can see behind me, at any time this could have been a disastrous situation. As the grandson explained his position he easily could have been killed," said Steve McCaslin.

He said if the tree had fallen it also would have put others' lives in danger. It took McCaslin and his crew about eight hours, well into the early morning hours, to cut down the tree limb by limb. Nobody was hurt.

 

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