A woman was injured by a falling tree at a home in Teignmouth on Sunday afternoon.
Fire and Rescue Service crews from Teignmouth were sent to an address in Bligh Close at 12.51pm following reports of a person trapped under a fallen tree.
A spokesman for the fire service said: “On arrival crews discovered a female casualty with a tree that had fallen on her. She had head, arm, neck and shoulder injuries. The casualty was removed to a safe location using small tools and chocks.”
A different spokesman added that the ambulance service had requested the crews’ attendance but upon their arrival the woman was not physically trapped. The crews cut up the tree, which was ‘not a big one’. He added that he could not say how the tree came to fall.
Bligh Close residents told DevonLive that the woman had been taken to hospital and had possibly suffered a concussion. One said: “It wasn’t a serious incident. She was really lucky.”
The ambulance service was unavailable for comment.