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Tree falls on house in SE Portland, kills one

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Courtesy: Portland Fire & Rescue Courtesy: Portland Fire & Rescue
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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

One person is dead after a large tree fell on top of a home in southeast Portland early Wednesday morning.

Crews arrived at the scene at SE Insley St. and 91st Ave. around 4 a.m.

Officials said one 60-year-old woman was killed after the fir tree fell directly on top of her while she was sleeping in bed.

Firefighters said two other men were inside the home when the tree fell, but they were able to make it out okay.  

Officials said the tree also knocked out a power line and damaged a car when it fell.

Firefighters said the tree mostly likely fell due to a combination of wet soil and high winds.

Fox 12 will continue to bring you updates on this story throughout the morning. 

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