Firefighters at home in Encino
Firefighters at the home in Encino. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 60-year-old man was killed when a large tree fell into a two-story house in Encino, authorities said Monday.

Three occupants of the home escaped safely after the tree toppled onto the house at 5006 N. Odessa Ave. at 11:14 p.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter Nicholas Prange.

Heavy rescue and urban search and rescue teams were summoned to the scene to free the fourth occupant who was determined to have died, Prange said.

Those teams continued to work to free the body for the coroner, he said. The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team was responding to the incident at the house.

The victim was in the bedroom when the tree fell inside, Capt. Cody Weireter told reporters at the scene.

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