Update: “Officials say a transformer at the power-generating turbine house caught fire” the Daily Mail reported.
An explosion at Hoover Dam on the Arizona side was caught on video Tuesday morning.
The video of the explosion and fireball was posted by a tourist.
“Something was just blown up,” a tourist said.
— Kristy Hairston (@kristynashville) July 19, 2022
“Video from the dam on Tuesday showed fire and smoke rising from a turbine house on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, at the foot of the 726-foot tall dam.” the Daily Mail reported.
Update from the Daily Mail:
An explosion has rocked the Hoover Dam, after an electrical transformer caught fire at the complex on the border between Nevada and Arizona.
Officials said there were no injuries following the fire on Tuesday in the power-generating dam’s turbine house, which supplies electricity to parts of three states.
‘There is no risk to the power grid and power is still being generated from the powerhouse,’ said Jacklynn L. Gould, regional director for the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam.
Gould said that the Hoover Dam’s A5 transformer caught fire at about 10am, and the blaze was extinguished within about 30 minutes by a fire brigade the Bureau maintains on-site.
The fire was extinguished before Boulder City Fire Department arrived on scene.
No further information about the explosion is available at this time.
the fire was extinguished before Boulder City Fire Department arrived on scene. Bureau of Reclamation/ Hoover Dam will be handling any additional questions.
— CityofBoulderCityNV (@BoulderCityNev) July 19, 2022
DEVELOPING…please check back for updates.
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