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Storms cause heavy damage, fire on Green Bay's west side

Aug. 14: A home is damaged by trees during a storm on Beech Tree Drive in Green Bay (WLUK/Ben Krumholz)

Imagine coming home after a big storm and seeing fire trucks and ambulances on your street.

“I was a little freaked out because the kid was home,” said Jeremy Pazurek of Green Bay.

Passing the fire trucks, knowing his daughter was home alone, Jeremy Pazurek reached his house on Beech Tree Road to see a tree severed his garage in half. Another tree landed on a car in his driveway.

“I ended up running to the door and she was fine,” said Pazurek.

His daughter, Kaylee, was in her room when the trees came crashing down.

“First thing I did was go look for my cat and then I ran down in the basement because I was scared another tree was going to fall or something,” said Kaylee Peters.

The frightening moments were being shared at a house across the street.

“I said that doesn't look good and all of a sudden pow, the light, the sound, the smell, everything happened at once and I just saw the tree go and all the power went out,” said Mary Hardie-Roze.

The tree Hardie-Roze heard was actually one in her backyard. It came down on a power line connected to her house, sparking a fire on the siding. It spread to her deck and the wood chips underneath.

“My heart is still beating and then of course the fire department made us run out and stand in the rain for goodness, ages and ages, while they were trying to make sure the fire was out,” said Hardie-Roze.

Luckily the fire was put out quickly. Now it’s onto cleanup for the families in both of the damaged homes.

“My big thing is thank god nobody got hurt,” said Hardie-Roze.

“I'm glad it didn't hit the whole house,” said Peters.

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