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Wind snaps 20 feet off Christmas tree at Americana at Brand

December 1, 2011 | 12:31 pm

Americana at Brand Christmas Tree

Strong Santa Ana winds snapped off the top 20 feet of the 100-foot Christmas tree at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, and tree is salvageable, said Americana spokeswoman Jennifer Gordon.

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A crew from Victor's Custom Christmas Trees arrived in Thursday morning to repair the tree by inserting steel rods into the trunk so the top portion can be reattached, she told the Glendale News-Press.

Restoring the tree was expected to take a few days.

Crews will also put back up the lights and decorations that were swept off the tree, Gordon added.

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-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Photo: Americana at Brand tree as it was being installed. Credit: Times Community News

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