Man killed after tree falls onto Lincoln home, authorities say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – UPDATE: A man was killed on Thursday after a tree limb fell onto a home near 27th Street and Sheridan Boulevard, authorities say.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Michael Smith said the limb fell onto the chimney, which caused it to collapse into the home, killing the man.  The man was dead when crews arrived at the home, he said.

Smith said the limb falling was “an act of nature.”

It took authorities hours to remove the body from the home, as they first had to remove the tree branch.

A portion of 27th Street was closed for almost six hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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A portion of 27th Street from Sheridan Boulevard to Bradfield Drive is closed as authorities respond to a structure collapse at a home in the area.

Lincoln Police and Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to the home near 27th Street and Sheridan Boulevard shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the street will be closed for an extended period of time and ask that drivers take an alternate route.

Shortly after 3 p.m., a Channel 8 reporter at the scene saw workers cutting down tree limbs near the home.

There was a hole where the home’s chimney should be.

This is a developing story.  Stick with Channel 8 for any updates.

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