Fallen tree takes a whack at Echo Park playground*

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Visitors to Echo Park Lake this morning found that a huge eucalyptus tree had crashed into part of a playground on the north end of the park as high winds streaked across the area. At least one resident who lives near the park thought he had hear the sound of a tree falling last night but it’s not clear when the tree fell or if anyone was injured.

* Update: The high winds were being blamed for numerous power outages last night and this morning. Councilman Eric Garcetti on his Facebook page notes that more than 7,000 DWP customers in his district, which stretches from Hollywood to Echo Park, were without power earlier this morning.

Meanwhile, more tree trouble in Silver Lake, where a large tree fell in the 1600 block of Lucile Avenue, blocking the street north of Sunset Boulevard. Click on the link below for the photo by Sandy Driscoll.

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

One comment

  1. I don’t know if it was connected to the tree falling, but I heard a noise last night (maybe around 10pm) from the vicinity of the park – when I looked outside all the lights in the park were out. They came back on after just a few minutes.

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