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High Winds Topple Tree In San Francisco; One Person Injured

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) -- High winds howled through San Francisco late Saturday afternoon, toppling a tree near Sydney G. Walton Square that injured one person, authorities said.

San Francisco fire officials said the tree fell down just before 4 p.m. near Front and Jackson streets. At the time, high winds were howling in the city at 30 mph or more.

Lt. Jonathan Baxter, public information officer at San Francisco Fire Department, said one person was injured when they were briefly trapped under the fallen 50-foot tree.

The person was able to free themselves and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Firefighters also reported a 30-foot tree fell onto a parked car near Alta Vista Park on Clay and Pierce streets. No injuries were reported.

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