Crews clean up after tree comes crashing down in Billerica

BILLERICA, MA (WHDH) - A tree came crashing down in Billerica on Friday, wiping out wires.

Several families were forced out of their homes as crews came in to clean up.

The tree brought down power lines in the neighborhood. Live wires are no longer a risk–the power was shut off quickly. A firefighter on the scene told 7News that it could take anywhere from 12 to 14 hours to clean up.

Firefighters said it was likely old age that brought the tree down.

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