Home Damaged by Boulder

Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.

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Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.
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NBC 7 San Diego
Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.
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NBC 7 San Diego
Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.
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NBC 7 San Diego
Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.
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NBC 7 San Diego
Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.
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NBC 7 San Diego
Crews offer to remove a boulder that had crashed into a Poway woman's garage.
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A large rock appeared to have rolled down a hill in Poway, ripping through a tree before coming to a stop inside the home's garage Thursday morning.
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Artie Ojeda
The hill behind the home that was damaged.
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The rock snapped a water pipe. An inspector told NBC 7 that the water main is broken as well.
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The area was heavily impacted by Thursday's rain storm, which soaked the area and left the ground unstable.
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Fire crews became concerned about a strong odor coming from the home shortly after they arrived. They said it was a mix of gasoline, pesticides and propane, possibly mixed by the many broken pipes in the rock's path.
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The common pesticide malathion was spilled in the garage near where the boulder was resting. A Hazmat crew was putting bleach on the substance to neutralize it.
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Resident JeNielle Rose-Gendelman has lived in the home for 54 years and was in the room next to the garage when she heard the loud crash.
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