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A huge tree, believed to be about 100 years old, fell over in Pasadena Tuesday and crushed a family’s car.

A car was crushed by a tree in Pasadena on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

A car was crushed by a tree in Pasadena on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

The tree fell in the 900 block of North Hill Avenue and also damaged the rear of the home, according to a tweet by the Pasadena Fire Department at about 9:11 p.m.

Video showed the 100-foot-tall tree landed squarely on top of the family’s car, flattening the area that would have been occupied by a driver.

Luckily no one was in the car and no injuries were reported as a result of the downed tree.

Recent rains may be responsible for destabilizing the tree.

“With the weather the way that it’s been we have seen more downed trees in the city,” Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. “With anticipated rain this weekend too … that’s a big fear.”

Southern California is expected to see light to moderate rain Thursday before a more powerful storm system, possibly the strongest of the season, arrives on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.