Winds Topple Home in San Francisco

By Lori Preuitt
|  Sunday, Oct 4, 2009  |  Updated 8:32 PM PDT
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The owners of a Visitacion Valley home got the kind of phone call no one wants.  Their home, which was under construction, had been toppled by the winds.

Bay Area residents suffered through heavy winds Saturday, but the worst that happened was a downed power line or two.

Then at about 8:30 p.m., a multi-story house on Arleta Aveune lost its top floor.  Video from the scene showed it fell over crushing floors below.

No one was at the home at the time. 

Wind gusts up to 55 mph were reported Saturday along the Pacific Ocean and near the San Francisco International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

A fireman on the scene said he thinks the wind somehow got caught in the roof of the home and lifted it up before it crashed back down.

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