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Storm knocks down massive tree, damaging two Santa Barbara County condominiums

Two condos were red tagged after a 70-foot tree fwll on the complex.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
Two condos were red tagged after a 70-foot tree collapsed on them.

No one hurt, but four people have been displaced.

It was a close call for some Goleta residents when a 70 foot high tree fell on a condominium complex.

It happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday on the 7600 block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta.

The tree severely damaged an upper and a lower unit in the two story complex. Fortunately, no one was hurt. But, the units have been red tagged as unsafe for use, displacing four people.

Santa Barbara County firefighters helped the victims remove some essential items from the damaged condos. It's believed the impacts of the storm led to the tree falling.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.