Winds uproot 100-foot pine tree in North Glendale

Strong wind gusts today uprooted a large pine tree in North Glendale, damaging gas lines and forcing the temporary evacuation of four homes, officials said.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred in the 3300 block of Burritt Way near New York Avenue. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes as public works crews assess the 100-foot tree, which is blocking the street, a city officials said.

The street may be closed until tomorrow as crews work to remove the tree and repair any damaged infrastructure.

A high wind warning remains in effect for local valleys and mountain passes until 2 p.m. Friday, with the National Weather Service predicting sustained Santa Ana winds of between 25 and 45 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph.

No power outages have been reported in the city, according to a spokeswoman for Glendale Water & Power.

-- Jason Wells and Brittany Levine, Times Community News

Twitter: @JasonBretWells

Photo: A woman walks past a 100-foot pine tree that was uprooted during high winds Thursday in North Glendale on Burritt Way. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News

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