• Tree smashes onto historic home

    By: Andrew Doud


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Crews had their hands full Tuesday after a massive tree crashed into a historic home on 2nd Street and Summit Avenue.

    Three people were inside the home when the tree fell on it.

    There were no injuries, but the house was damaged significantly.

    Shirley Fulton was in the front of the home when she heard a large section of the tree smash through her bedroom.

    "I heard this noise that just seemed to keep going and going, so I jumped up and ran to the back because that's where it seemed to be coming from," Fulton said.

    Fulton not only lives in the historic home, it is also used for weddings, meetings and other events

    "Very unsettling," she said. "I'm just so, so grateful that no one was there because of what we do, it's very likely that someone could have been going in or coming out or having an event here."

    The 100-year-old Wadsworth Estate was a gathering place for delegates during the Democratic National Convention to showcase the history of the Queen City.

    Fulton talked to firefighters this morning while crews worked on power lines that were pulled down with the tree.

    She doesn't know what caused the tree to fall or how badly damaged the house is, but said she's grateful no one was hurt.

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