Crews remove 100-foot tree that toppled over amid strong winds in North Glendale

Public works crews Thursday night were able to remove a 100-foot pine tree that fell across the 3300 block of Burritt Way in North Glendale earlier that day, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said.

Strong wind gusts on Thursday uprooted the large pine tree, damaging gas lines and forcing the temporary evacuation of four homes.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred near New York Avenue.

A high wind warning remains in effect for local valleys and mountain passes until 3 p.m. today, with the National Weather Service warning that strong gusts of up to 45 mph are still possible as Santa Ana winds start subsiding.


Photo gallery: 100-foot tree topples over, blocks street

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Photo: A photographer takes a photo of a tree that fell with the help of high winds on the 3300 block of Burritt Way in Glendale on Thursday, December 22, 2011. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News

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