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Tree falls on house in West Linn, man critically injured

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue says one person was injured after a tree fell on a West Linn home.

TVF&R says the 20-foot tree fell on a senior living center in the 20000 block of Willamette Drive. 

Firefighters said a 90-year-old man was sitting on the back porch when the tree came down and struck him. His injuries are considered life-threatening.

Crews believe the tree fell because it was old.

Neighbor say this isn’t the first time.

“I’ve seen quite a few trees come down and they’re usually 100-year old trees. They’re quite large, so they can do a lot of destructive damage. There’s not a lot of time to react to a situation like that. I just can’t imagine how that person must have felt being in a chair and trying to escape that,” said Gabrielle Belmore, who lives next door. 

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