PASADENA (CBSLA) – A crane fell on a two-story house in a Pasadena neighborhood late Tuesday night while shooting a film in a strong wind.
The lighting crane accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on the 3600 block of San Pasqual Street while film crews were shooting at night. There were no significant injuries.
A neighbor told CBSLA that it sounded like an explosion when the crane came down and fell on its side.
“It felt like a tornado, you know,” Brenden Finnegan, who lives near the damaged house, told CBSLA.
“They raised the boom and lowered it to take someone off, the operator. About five minutes later there was a big, noisy crash,” he added.
Winds in the area were blowing at 30 miles per hour, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the winches were causing the crane to crash or if something else was happening, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
The fire department announced that three residents were evicted. The extent of the damage to the house was not immediately confirmed.
Inspectors from the Pasadena Construction and Security Department were also called in on site. Work teams would come out on Wednesday morning to clean up the debris and remove the crane.
A few blocks away, a tree was cracked in the high winds and its fallen branches landed on the side of a house on Lotus Avenue and Grayburn Road.
In the nearby Sierra Madre, a large tree fell on a street on the 200 block of Raymona Avenue. It crashed into a parked SUV and creaked its windshield and hood.
Meanwhile, tents for outdoor dining areas on East Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue have also been blown over.