Large tree crashes through Buffalo home off Porter Avenue

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A tree at least 50 feet tall fell through a Buffalo home Saturday afternoon.

The tree, rooted in front of 81 Lakeview Ave off Porter Ave., snapped and smashed through the roof of a front room. As of 5 p.m., the tree is resting on the roof.

News 4 was on the scene and spoke with a neighbor whose home took some damage from the same tree.

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“My tenant was here. One of my tenants lives downstairs. He was inside and he said he heard a boom and the whole house shook. And then he looked outside and realized the tree was on top of the house,” said Bishnu Kapri.

News 4 reached out to officials for comment and is waiting to hear back on if anyone was injured.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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