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The Storm Knocked Down This Enormous Tree In Echo Park

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A huge tree fell in Echo Park this afternoon near the corner of Temple Street and Glendale Blvd.

Ian Feiner tells LAist that he heard the tree fall while he was in his office between 1:45 and 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, and ran outside to check it out.

"It was quite windy and our cars are parked on the side of the street so everyone was worried the cars got damaged," he said. According to Feiner, no one was hurt, and it appeared that there was no property damage either. The fallen tree stretched from one side of the street to the other, blocking traffic.

Firefighters showed up with chainsaws, and attempted to clear the branches. As of 3:30, Feiner said the tree was mostly cleared, and traffic was starting to pass.

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Here's a couple more photos:

Mother Nature, man.