A large tree fell onto a family home on Salsbury Road in Courtenay Thursday night.
Family members who were home at the time all escaped injury, although the incident caused excessive damage to the roof of the home, and blew out a couple of windows.
The neighbourhood was experiencing high wind gusts at the time, although the cause of the tree toppling has yet to be determined.
“We didn’t look at the tree itself to try to determine what happened – that will be up to [BC] Hydro to figure out, or an arborist,” said deputy Fire Chief Kurt MacDonald. “We were just more concerned with making sure the house wasn’t going to burn and that everybody was uninjured. Once we checked off those two boxes, Hydro showed up, we passed it off to them and we went on our way.”