Tree Falls On Home, Is City Of Fresno Liable? - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Tree Falls On Home, Is City Of Fresno Liable?

Posted:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

The recent storm gave a Fresno homeowner an unwelcome guest. A massive tree limb fell on her home.

Property owner Shelly Musgrave says, "It was a big bang, first I thought a car went through the house."

It was not a car but a giant tree.

Musgrave's says, "I went out the front door to look around and I saw the bushes and branches hanging over the front and I knew it was the tree. Then I came around and was like oh no!"

Oh no, because she says she had warned city of Fresno crews to cut the tree down.

The massive tree is located on city property, the piece of land between the sidewalk and the street.

Musgrave says all this could have been prevented because she called the city of Fresno to come and trim the trees about a year ago.

Musgrave's says, "The tree trimmings guys came out and I asked them if they could please trim more of the tree. The branches had been falling for years. They said they didn't have the authorization to do that and they would call their supervisor."

Musgrave's says a city of Fresno supervisor came out and told her he was a professional arborist, and that he was not going to give his crew permission to cut any limbs.

Musgrave's says, "I said please just cut the tree over my driveway because my cars are under there. He said well if you park your cars in your driveway, it will be 50 percent your fault when they fall down, because you know the tree is no good."

KMPH News Reporter, Erik Rosales contacted the City of the Fresno Public Works Director Patrick Wiemiller.

Wiemiller told Rosales he would look into it and get back with information.

Meanwhile, the Musgrave's have filed a claim with their insurance company.

This is a story KMPH News will continue to follow.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mexican President Faces Protest! People Want Marine Freed

    Mexican President Faces Protest! People Want Marine Freed

    Veterans and others sent a strong message to the President of Mexico visiting Sacramento.They want to get our U.S. Marine out of a mexican jail!More than a 150 people took the streets outside Sacramento's Leland Stanford Mansion, where Governor Jerry Brown hosted a luncheon honoring the leader to the south.Vietnam War veteran Dave Ramsey made the trip to Sacramento because he says President Enrique Peña Nieto needs to hear the people of America.Ramsey says, "Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi served th...More >>
    Veterans and others sent a strong message to the President of Mexico visiting Sacramento.They want to get our U.S. Marine out of a mexican jail!More than a 150 people took the streets outside Sacramento's Leland Stanford Mansion, where Governor Jerry Brown hosted a luncheon honoring the leader to the south.Vietnam War veteran Dave Ramsey made the trip to Sacramento because he says President Enrique Peña Nieto needs to hear the people of America.Ramsey says, "Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi served th...More >>
  • Farmworkers Protest Against Union

    Farmworkers Protest Against Union


    Workers from "Gerawan Farms" protested in Visalia saying their rights are being violated. The year–long fight is over whether the "United Farm Workers" should represent the workers.
    More >>

    Workers from "Gerawan Farms" protested in Visalia saying their rights are being violated. The year–long fight is over whether the "United Farm Workers" should represent the workers.
    More >>
  • Northern California Quake A Wake Up Call, Experts Say

    Northern California Quake A Wake Up Call, Experts Say

    Engineers in Sacramento say this weekend's earthquake is a wake up call. The quake could breach one of the levees or dams along the Sacramento River. Scientists are testing a model of what could happen after an earthquake.More >>
    Engineers in Sacramento say this weekend's earthquake is a wake up call. The quake could breach one of the levees or dams along the Sacramento River. Scientists are testing a model of what could happen after an earthquake.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.