GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman and her daughter escaped major injury when a tree fell onto their apartment during a thunderstorm.
Gainesville Fire Rescue District Chief Michael Cowart says they were in a second floor unit at the Reserve at Kanapaha apartments when a massive oak tree toppled onto the building Sunday evening.
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1tXPSE5 ) reports the pair was trapped in the apartment. Seven people in the apartment downstairs managed to get out without injury.
Firefighters were able to get the girl onto a ladder and help her to the ground. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
No other injuries were reported.
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com