Charlotte family escapes home hit hard by fallen tree

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A Charlotte family is uninjured after a large tree ripped the front wall off their home Saturday morning.

The family inside the Long Grass Court home found themselves trapped after the tree fell during heavy rainfall around 7 a.m. Neighbors grew worried after the family did not emerge from the severely damaged home, Fox 46's Logan Sherrill reports.

The family was able to escape through the rear of their home. Officials are on scene evaluating the extensive damage.

The tree ripped the front bedroom right off of the house. The child who sleeps in that bedroom just happened to be spending the night at a friend's house.