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Oak falls on church-owned Tampa house; no one injured

The three-bedroom home, built in 1917, is owned by Deeper Life Christian Church, according to Hillsborough County property records. Neighbors say the large oak tree had been breaking apart the past few days.

KEVIN SMETANA | Times

The three-bedroom home, built in 1917, is owned by Deeper Life Christian Church, according to Hillsborough County property records. Neighbors say the large oak tree had been breaking apart the past few days.

TAMPA — A large oak tree toppled onto a house early Wednesday, caving in the front of the roof but injuring no one.

Tampa Fire Rescue was alerted just before 3 a.m. Officials said several people were in the house at the time. The house, at 906 E Lake Ave., is owned by Deeper Life Christian Church, records show.

Neighbors said the large oak had been breaking apart the past few days.

A silver car parked in front of the house was covered in debris Wednesday morning, and part of the tree that apparently had already split off was leaning against a fence as curious motorists slowly drove by the house.

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