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Falling tree injures woman in South Park Blocks

by: Pamplin Media Group A century-old elm fell Wednesday afternoon in the South Park Blocks near Southwest 10th Avenue and Jefferson Street. A woman was injured when she was pinned beneath the fallen tree.

A century-old elm tree fell at the beginning of the rush hour Wednesday in downtown Portland, striking a woman walking on the Southwest Jefferson Street sidewalk.

Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman Paul Corah said the 52-year-old woman was not seriously injured. She was hit by the tree and pinned underneath. However, she was able to talk to paramedics and a fire truck was able to pull her from under the tree.

The tree fell around 4:15 p.m. and blocked part of the South Parks Block area near Southwest 10th Avenue and Jefferson Street.

The falling tree also broke at least one stained-glass window in the St. James Lutheran Church.

KOIN Local 6 contributed to this news story.