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Children injured after bounce house blown into power lines

July 15, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say strong winds blew an inflatable bounce house with three children inside into powerlines, causing electricity to be temporarily cut off to thousands of people in Nevada.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says the bounce house was uplifted about 10 feet (3 meters) and got caught on the lines in Reno on Sunday afternoon.

Deputies and firefighters rescued the children, treating two at the scene and taking the third to a hospital. The child’s condition was not immediately known.

The sheriff’s office says it contacted NV Energy, which turned off power in the area.

NV Energy says about 3,000 people were affected by the outage. Electricity was restored about 2 hours later.

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