Large tree limb falls on Chevy Chase home, displaces family

A large tree limb fell onto a home in Chevy Chase, Maryland on Saturday.

A view of the home from the backyard.

A view of the tree limb from the side of the home.

A crane truck was called to winch the limb out of the roof.

A close view of the limb in the back of the house.

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A Chevy Chase, Maryland family will be sleeping elsewhere on Saturday night after a large tree limb fell on top of their home.

The house, located on Leland Street near the intersection with Woodbine Street and a few blocks east of Connecticut Avenue, was the scene of a significant tree removal effort on Saturday afternoon.

The limb fell from a large tree in the front yard and crashed through the roof before noon, leaving a wide gash.

Workers arrived in the afternoon with a large crane and a truck to attempt lifting the tree out of the house.

Pete Piringer, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer, said in a series of tweets that the family was inside during the incident.

However, no one was hurt when the limb fell through the roof.

Below is a map where the incident took place.

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