High winds wreaked havoc in Silver Plume on Saturday, as at least two uprooted trees landed on a house on Silver Street and a piece of tree hit a car of the Georgetown Loop Railroad, injuring a passenger.
High winds had whistled through the area all morning, but several ferocious gusts about 11:30 a.m. dislodged large evergreen trees near the home, sending two of them crashing onto the roof.
On the other side of Interstate 70, the piece of tree reportedly hit the last car of the Loop on its first run of the day, injuring a male passenger in the open car. The man's injuries were described as non-life-threatening. He was taken to a medical facility from the Silver Plume station.
The gusts also caused a five-minute power outage in Silver Plume shortly after noon. Smoke from a variety of far-away wildfires was noticeable in the air as well.