Crane Truck Performs Tricky Removal Of Fallen Tree From Quemazon Roof

The Southwest Fire Defense Crew strategically removes a tree from the roof of a house in Quemazon last week ensuring no further damage to the roof where branches have poked through, the second floor deck, or the flagstones on the patio below. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Southwest Fire Defense owner Daniel Martinez remotely controls the crane truck to lift branches up and off a residence in Quemazon. Southwest Fire Defense may be reached at (505) 508-3953. Martinez has been in business since 2014. Photo by Maire O’

The tree is propped up with a-frames in two spots to keep it from falling to the ground and damaging flagstone on the patio. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The crane reaches over from the front of the house to the back where the fallen tree is located. The crane truck is designed to make working in hard to reach locations easier. The chipper is on hand close by so that all the branches can be chipped and easily hauled away. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The Southwest Fire Defense truck fits into a tight area and unfolds the crane up and over the house. Photo by Maire O’Neill/