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Pine tree destroys Whittier house

A huge pine tree fell on a house in Whittier, severely damaging it. Three elderly men inside the house were unhurt. (Eric Reed/Staff Photographer/Whittier Daily News)

March 26, 2011 9:07:39 PM PDT
A huge pine tree fell on a house in Whittier, severely damaging it. Three elderly men inside the house were unhurt.

The tree fell on the house on the 13100 block of Walnut St.

It was thought recent rain may have been responsible for the tree falling, according to Whittier Police.

The tree was more than 50 feet tall.

The house was red-tagged due to structural instability. About 50 percent of the house was destroyed, according to police.