Fallen trees have severely damaged homes and caused fires in Bristol Township and other parts of Lower Bucks County. Remains of branches and debris laid scattered throughout the area after Monday night’s storm.
One large tree behind a home on the 700 block of Winder Drive toppled around 5:30 p.m. yesterday and brought down high voltage wires. Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito said this overloaded low voltage lines, cables, and even the phone wires setting the homes aflame.
The ceilings of two attics and the outside of a third house all caught fire. This surge of electricity also damaged power lines to surrounding homes.
Crews from various tree removal services were also working in Blue Ridge. Multiple homes experienced extensive damage from fallen greenery.
A large section of a tree was still sitting on the roof of a home on the 200 block of Blue Ridge Dr. in Bristol Township. Workers were hard a work cutting the tree with saws.
Just down the road in Blue Ridge, an enormous tree had collapsed on another home. Rick’s Expert Tree Services had a large crane on location around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning prepared to remove the tree trunk.
One onlooker said her home around the corner never lost power despite a tree falling on her power lines. The live electrical wires rested only feet off the ground and she was still waiting for PECO to arrive.