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Fairfield home damaged by fallen tree

(Source: WBRC video) (Source: WBRC video)

A tree came crashing down onto the roof of a home in Fairfield during Saturday's thunderstorm.

The homeowners, Jeremy and Ashley Wilson, say they were inside when it happened.

They say around 6 p.m. on Saturday they heard loud boom and they felt the floor shake. Moments later, their power went out.

A large tree fell onto the side of the house and punctured three holes through the roof of their bedroom.

"Oh my goodness. I didn't know what it was. It was very scary," Jeremy said.

"I thought it was an earthquake. I didn't know what was going on. I'm just glad no one was hurt. So I'm very thankful," Ashley said.

The couple says they're not sure how long it will take to clean up the mess, but they are just thankful the situation wasn't worse.

For now the couple plans to stay at a hotel because their afraid the roof could collapse. They also plan to contact their homeowners insurance after the Labor Day holiday.

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