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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Tree takes out power to Medical Lake business and home


Last updated 7/11/2019 at 12:58pm

The tree-sized branch on an old cottonwood tree at the corner of Stanley and Lake streets in Medical Lake had finally had enough, breaking off from the tree’s main truck on Tuesday, July 2.

It was a bit of a shock to resident Jess Burdick and Coulton Raczykowski. Burdick said she was standing in the kitchen at about 8:30 a.m. when she heard a noise like firecrackers.

Going outside to investigate, Burdick found the huge branch had fallen on her carport, taking out a residential power line along with it. The branch also took out power to Jake’s Old Fashioned Burgers located just next doo...

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