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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Fire Department responded Thursday to a mishap involving a tree removal operation.

A news release says firefighters were called out shortly before 2 PM to the 1000 block of 12th Avenue Northwest, where it was discovered that a tree service had unsuccessfully attempted to cut down a large tree. According to the Fire Department, the tree was left in a "precarious state" and was in danger of falling on multiple nearby houses.

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The responding fire crews established a perimeter around the site to keep people away and called personnel from the Rochester Park Department Forestry to the property to assist. The news release indicates they recommended contacting another tree service to complete the removal process using a bucket truck.

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The operation went well and there were no injuries or damage reported.

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