Officials ID Man Killed When Large Tree Toppled onto Encino House

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ENCINO (CNS) - Authorities today identified a man who was killed when a massive tree fell into a two-story house in Encino.

Dennis Franks, 64, died at the scene of his injury, which occurred about 11:15 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 bock of North Odessa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office and the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Franks was in a bedroom when the tree fell onto the structure, LAFD Capt. Cody Weireter told reporters at the scene. Two other occupants of the residence escaped safely.

The oak tree was estimated to weigh 100,000 pounds, the Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities said the weather conditions were calm when the tree fell.

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