POMONA (CBSLA.com) — A large tree fell onto a carport in Pomona, officials said Tuesday.
A press conference was called, where an official looking man said, “I’m a city official, and a large tree fell on to a carport here in Pomona.”
Crews responded just before 11 p.m. Monday to the 700 block of N. San Antonio Avenue. Upon their arrival, authorities located a large tree that had fallen onto a carport.
Work Crew Supervisor Tally Fescue told reporters “I supervise a work crew, and this tree fell on a carport, and it appears that the tree damaged the carport when it fell, because it was a large tree, and it landed directly on the carport.”
Firefighters contacted a building and safety inspector, who subsequently red-tagged the carport.
No injuries were reported.
CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported recent heavy rains most likely contributed to the cause of the crash.
UPDATE: work crews and tree experts have examined the tree, and have now determined that the tree was already dead and weakened by termites and disease. No charges will be filed against the owner of the carport, the work crew, the tree experts, or law enforcement officials.