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Four children hospitalized after bounce house is picked up by wind in Arizona

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Posted at 5:53 AM, May 21, 2021

MESA, Ariz. — Four children were hospitalized Thursday after a bounce house was picked up by a heavy wind in Mesa.

The Mesa Fire Department says the incident happened around 4 p.m. local time near Brown Road and Val Vista Drive.

According to witnesses, a strong gust of wind lifted the bounce house several feet into the air during a party.

Firefighters say it's unclear how many children were inside the bounce house when the incident happened, but four children between the ages of 5 and 11 were treated with moderate to serious injuries. All four were taken to the hospital.

This incident comes just days after two children were hospitalized in Arizona after a bounce house flew 20+ feet in the air during a dust devil near Chino Valley.

This story was originally published by Clayton Klapper on Scripps station KNXV in Phoenix.