Tree Down

A nearly 100-foot cottonwood tree fell on a home last week at 2578 285th Ave., just south of the DeWitt city limits. Jason Birks, who is renting the house from John DeTellem, reportedly was home at the time the tree fell. Birks evaded injury because the brunt of the weight came down on the back deck of the house, while it is believed that the house itself sustained relatively minor damage to the roof and eaves. Birks’ vehicle that was parked under the deck also was not damaged despite large limbs protruding through the deck.