Gallery: Bungalows damaged as tree uprooted in Worlingham

Firefighters were called to three bungalows in Worlingham, near Beccles, after a tree fell through the roof of one and damaged others in the early hours of this morning.

An appliance from Beccles and a rescue vehicle from Lowestoft South were called to Park Drive shortly before 3am.

On arrival, crews found a 30m tall Caucasian Elm had fallenand affected three bungalows.

Two people were rescued from a bungalow by fire crews and the properties were made safe.

Due to the damage to the bungalow and two neighbouring properties, a structural engineer attended to the scene, and tree surgeons were called to work with emergency response to begin removing the tree.

A Waveney District Council spokesman said that the damage to two of the bungalows was relatively minor.

The tree itself is owned by Suffolk County Council, and is believed to have been of national significance due to its size and species.

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The tree was reputedly planted in 1760.

All fire crews had returned to their bases by 6.31am.

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