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Video: Blown-away bounce house becomes tangled in power lines

TOWN OF NIAGARA – A bounce house being used in a backyard party on Norman Street in the Town of Niagara was blown off its moorings Saturday and became tangled in high-voltage power lines, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said.

The call was received at 4:22 p.m., and the Niagara Active Fire Company reported that a National Grid crew was summoned to remove the bounce house from the wires. However, a witness who identified himself only as Lou told The Buffalo News that the crew left the bounce house resting atop wires connected to a large tripod pole in a field about 200 feet from the nearest house.

Niagara County Fire Wire shared a video of the flyaway bounce house on Twitter:

Lou said the bounce house flew high into the air and landed on the wires, about 40 feet off the ground. He said a firefighter told him those were 320,000-volt power lines.

There were no children in the inflatable playhouse at the time, and no injuries were reported. No power outage resulted from the incident, a fire company spokesman said.

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