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A Washington Boro couple was displaced after a tree fell on their home Wednesday evening.

It was the second time in about six months -- and third time in the past several years -- that a tree fell on and damaged the house, fire officials said.

Crews from Blue Rock Fire Rescue were called to 1718 Water St. shortly after 5 p.m. to investigate the damage. The county's collapse team also responded.

Chris Ditzler, chief of Blue Rock's Washington Boro station, said the tree took out the left rear corner of the house and fell across a deck.

The residents were away but returned home a short time later. Firefighters retrieved two dogs from the home, Ditzler said.

The home was condemned by Manor Township code officials. Ditzler said he believed the house would need "substantial work" before the residents are able to return but did not have a damage estimate available Wednesday night.

He said a tree service was at the home just this week and that the residents were planning to have the rotted tree removed.

Ditzler said fire crews were at the home several months ago after a rotted tree came down in the middle of the house during the winter. The current residents did not live there at the time, he said.

The home also was damaged several years ago when heavy snow brought down a tree on the home, causing a portion of it to collapse, Ditzler said.