Tree falls in Monte Rio causing two fires, Bay Area soaked in second May storm

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A large fir tree fell into 3 vehicles and started small fires at two homes around 11:30 a.m. in Monte Rio Saturday.

This as a wet and cold storm soaked the Bay Area for most of the day Saturday, bringing with it high winds, and high surf along the coast. 

The Monte Rio tree brought down power lines and caused a back-surge of electricity at two residences on Mesa Grande Terrace, according to Monte Rio Fire Chief Steve Baxman.

Fire crews were at the scene of another downed tree in the nearby area when they were dispatched to the two residential fires.  

Baxman says several trees are falling, particularly during these late season rain events, due to the thick foliage and subsequent extra weight the trees are carrying.

The Bay Area will continue to receive rain Sunday, with a chance of thunderstorms.