VIDEO: Tree which fell on house and car was reported to council

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A tree has fallen on a house and a car in Crawley.

Firefighters were called to the scene in The Birches, Thre Bridges, at about 9pm yesterday (Thursday November 19).

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The tree was reported as ‘leaning over’ to West Sussex County Council earlier in the day, a Crawley Borough Council spokesman has confirmed.

The county council’s tree contractors were on site this morning.

The council was asked for comment but has yet to respond.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said a tree fell across the road and on to a parked car.

Chainsaw were used to remove branches.

The tree was removed from the vehicle and road by Technical Rescue Unit officers and firefighters using a crane.

The area was cordoned off and a tree sugeon was called to the scene.

The fire service was in attendance from 8.36pm to 10.19pm.

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