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:
Video of bounce house as it flies into high tension lines
in Town Of Niagara pic.twitter.com/VIQfYPqkOm
— Niagara Co.Fire Wire (@NCfirewire) June 18, 2016
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.