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Crane tips over and knocks out power to some homes in Woburn

A crane used for landscaping tipped over and knocked out power to some homes in Woburn Wednesday morning, officials said.

The crane tipped over near 25 Boyd Road just after 10 a.m., Woburn Fire Chief Stephen Adgate said. The crane malfunctioned and tipped over while it was being used by a tree company to take down a tree in the neighborhood, Adgate said.

“I heard a big boom but didn’t think anything of it since we live near the highway, but then we saw police cars going down the street and found out that was when the crane hit the ground," said Sharon Simeone, who lives near where the crane was working Wednesday morning.

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Images of the scene shared on Twitter showed the large crane perched on its back wheels close to a home and its fenced-in backyard.

“It damaged a fence and affected the power in the homes around it but the houses weren’t in danger," Adgate said.

No one was injured or needed to be rescued, Adgate said.

Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin said the crane knocked out power to two homes near the scene.

“There were police cars and firetrucks lining the street all morning, and they arrived so quickly after it happened,” Simeone said. “We’ve been outside watching it for most of the day.”

Simeone said a heavy duty tow truck pulled the crane back down to its normal position by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Caroline Enos can be reached at caroline.enos@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @CarolineEnos.