LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Two people have been rescued by fire crews Saturday morning after a tree fell on their home in East Louisville.
According to a social media post from Jefferson County Fire spokesperson J.T. Yuodis, crews were called to a house on Holliswood Road around 11:00 a.m. Saturday to assist with a rescue. Two people were trapped inside as a tree fell onto their home.
St. Matthews Mayor Rick Tonini told WAVE 3 News the tree crushed the family’s sun room, and both the structure and the tree pinned them down. Tonini said the St. Matthews Fire Department brought in extra men and equipment to lift the debris off the people. Neighbors took in the family dog, while the couple was taken to University of Louisville Hospital.
Tonini gave credit to the firefighters who battled the weather to make the successful rescue.
“They had to not only take the stuff off of the people, including the big heavy tree, It’s a very large tree," Tonini said. "But also stabilize that while they pulled them out from the wreckage. So it took a little bit of time, but they did a great job.”
Yuodis reports the extent of victims’ injuries is unknown at the moment.