Seven injured in children’s inflatable house incident during high winds

BREVARD, N.C. — Seven people have been injured following an incident involving an inflatable house during high winds Saturday afternoon, according to ABC affiliate WLOS.

Transylvania County officials told WLOS that two children’s bounce houses at the City of Brevard Sports Complex near Pisgah Forest Elementary School went airborne.

It is unknown whether anyone was inside the structures when they lifted off the ground, according to WLOS.

WLOS said Saturday was the opening day for Transylvania County Little League Baseball season, and about three or four inflatable structures were set up as part of the day’s festivities.

Officials said around 4:30 p.m., a huge gust of wind picked up two of the bounce houses, tossing them yards away. One of the inflatables struck a baseball field fence, warping and cracking the metal frame, according to WLOS.

A Brevard County Fire Department spokesperson told WLOS that all the injuries appear minor.

A worker with the company that owns the inflatables, Incredible Inflatables and Amusements, said all the bounce houses were securely staked into the ground, according to WLOS.

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