Tree knocks out power in Valley Glen area

VALLEY GLEN, LOS ANGELES The roughly 80-foot-tall tree went down near Hatteras Street and Sunnyslope Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The downed power lines sparked a small shrub fire. The downed tree also damaged two vehicles.

Officials said the electricity would probably be out in the area for several hours. About 500 homes and businesses were affected.

It is unknown what caused the tree to fall.

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