Fire depart­ment spokesman Tim Szy­man­ski gives safety tips for Fire Pre­ven­tion Week.

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FRONT PAGE -

Sev­eral peo­ple were slightly in­jured Sat­ur­day when high winds caused an unoc­cu­pied bounce house to be­come un­se­cured at the 9th Bridge School’s third an­nual Kidz Street Fes­ti­val in down­town Las Ve­gas.

The fes­ti­val, held at the Lot at the West­ern, shut down two hours ear­lier than planned be­cause of the winds, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Me­gan Fazio, pres­i­dent of Neon Pub­lic Re­la­tions.

A third-party ven­dor, Jumper Man Party Ren­tals LLC, sup­plied four bounce houses for the fes­ti­val, “one of which came un­se­cured dur­ing a high wind gust,” the state­ment said. First aid and med­i­cal per­son­nel who were al­ready on site treated ap­prox­i­mately 10 peo­ple for scrapes.

No se­ri­ous in­juries were re­ported, but one adult was taken to a hos­pi­tal for fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion, the state­ment said.

Las Ve­gas Fire Depart­ment spokesman Tim Szy­man­ski said the in­jured woman was hos­pi­tal­ized as a pre­cau­tion be­cause of a mi­nor head in­jury. Wind gusts were re­ported at about 40 mph down­town Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon when the Fire Depart­ment re­ceived the call about the bounce house around 12:55 p.m., he said.

The event, pre­sented in part­ner­ship with Zap­pos, fea­tured ac­tiv­i­ties and games re­flect­ing the school’s STEAM — science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, the arts and math­e­mat­ics — learn­ing ap­proach de­signed to cul­ti­vate in­de­pen­dent thinkers and creative prob­lem solvers, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease.

K.M. Can­non Las Ve­gas Re­view-Jour­nal @KMCan­nonPhoto

By­standers help peo­ple Sat­ur­day af­ter a bounce house be­came un­se­cured in high winds at 9th Bridge School’s third an­nual Kidz Street Fes­ti­val at the Lot at the West­ern in down­town Las Ve­gas.

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