Clallam Fire-Rescue District No. 2 responded to the home at 2221 W. Edgewood Drive at 5:18 a.m. after a cottonwood tree fell on it, trapping two residents inside. (Mike DeRousie/Clallam Fire District No. 2)

Clallam Fire-Rescue District No. 2 responded to the home at 2221 W. Edgewood Drive at 5:18 a.m. after a cottonwood tree fell on it, trapping two residents inside. (Mike DeRousie/Clallam Fire District No. 2)

Two trapped as tree falls on Port Angeles mobile home

No one was injured but firefighters had to open the side of the mobile home so residents could exit.

PORT ANGELES — Three West Edgewood Drive residents are safe after a tree fell on their mobile home early this morning.

Assistant Chief Mike DeRousie said that Clallam Fire-Rescue District No. 2 responded to the home at 2221 W. Edgewood Drive at 5:18 a.m. after a cottonwood tree fell on it, trapping two residents inside.

A third resident who was not in the bedroom was able to exit the home, he said.

No injuries were reported.

Officials identified one of the residents as Samara Riba, age unknown, who was living in the home with a fiance and another person.

DeRousie estimated the tree was between 24 and 30 inches in diameter and about 40 feet long.

The tree, he said, sliced through the mobile home and fell just outside a bedroom door, trapping the pair inside.

Firefighters removed siding and part of a door frame from the side of the trailer so they could exit.

They also turned off power and water service to the mobile home.

According to DeRousie, two of the residents left the home to stay with relatives. A third remained at the residence to keep it secure.

Officials were not sure if the home was insured.

Clallam District No. 2 responded with a medic unit, fire engine and command unit.

High winds from an overnight storm likely caused the tree to fall onto the home, said DeRousie. PUD officials have said crews responded to multiple electrical service outages between Thursday and Friday following the windy rainstorm that downed a number of trees in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

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