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NV Energy shows what happens when mylar balloons contact power lines

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-30 21:39:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — NV Energy gave a demonstration this morning of what happens when a mylar balloon comes in contact with power lines.

The company says this is one of the leading causes of power outages in Southern Nevada.

Mylar balloons have a metallic finish and can catch fire when they tangle with power lines.