Wind carries bounce house over tension wires in western New York

NIAGARA, New York (WABC) -- A bounce house was carried away by wind in western New York during a child's birthday party.

The house was seen on video flying above tension wires in Niagara Falls Saturday.

A family had gathered for a backyard party when a big gust of wind blew the bounce house high into the air.

The house eventually dropped toward nearby power lines, tangling with the wires and causing sparks to fly before the house deflated.

Fortunately no one was inside the bounce house before it was swept away, and no one was hurt.

A National Grid crew later removed the object from the tower.

Two years earlier to the day, three children were injured when strong winds lifted a bounce house off the ground in South Glens Falls in eastern New York.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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