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‘Rogue wind’ causes mishap at Telluride Balloon Festival

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TELLURIDE, Colo. — A mishap was reported at the Telluride Balloon Festival early Saturday morning.

Several hot air balloons took off from Telluride Town Park at about 7:15 a.m.

A ‘rogue wind’ came up, according to reports from the park, and blew several of them into the side of a nearby hill.

One balloon was caught in a tree. One very minor injury was reported by a person handling ropes. That balloon was damaged.

The Telluride Balloon Festival runs through Sunday.

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