Tree into trailer in Candler, NC

A tree falling in Candler, N.C. trapped a baby in this home.  Luckily, firefighters say the family escaped uninjured. 

Candler, NC (FOX Carolina) - Thursday, as the remnants of Michael rolled through North Carolina, one Candler family suffered a very close call. 

The Enka-Candler Fire Department tells us that a tree fell on top of a home trapping a child.  

The fire department said the child, Willow Michaels, was freed before they arrived on scene.  

Fox Carolina spoke with the girls mother.

Deann Bland tells us she was in the home watching a movie when what she described as a "crack of lightning" startled her. 

Bland soon realized it wasn't lightning but instead the tree snapping as it crashed down on the family's home. 

Bland said she immediately ran to her daughters room but couldn't hear her baby crying or get into the room to check on her because of the debris and tree.  

As Bland was running out of the house she heard her baby cry and immediately called out for help telling neighbors her baby was trapped in the house. 

FOX Carolina spoke with the owner of the home, Greg Bland, Deann's father.  He told us that his neighbor who was outside heard his granddaughter crying, trapped in the home, and immediately went to work with some other neighbors clearing debris to free the child.

Deann Bland said, "It's really a miracle that she's alive."

The girls grandfather told us luckily none of the family suffered any injuries. 

Firefighters with the Enka-Candler Fire Department tell us the Red Cross is helping the family with a place to stay. 

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