"Something Has Just Blown Up": Small Explosion Seen At Hoover Dam

"Something Has Just Blown Up": Small Explosion Seen At Hoover Dam

Local authorities said, fire at Hoover Dam was extinguished before Boulder City Fire Department arrived on scene.

Local officials and witnesses reported an explosion and fire at the Hoover Dam in Nevada on Tuesday.

Visitors to the dam reported seeing an explosion and fire at the dam’s lower section. One of the visitors recorded the video of the explosion at the dam.

Just before 10:30 a.m., video showed billowing black smoke rising from the dam.

The Boulder City Fire Department is on its way to Hoover Dam for an emergency. At this time, no additional information is available.

The dam is located about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on the Arizona-Nevada border.

According to 8NewsNow, the dam has 17 main turbines, nine on the Arizona wing and eight on the Nevada wing. The dam’s generators supply electricity to Nevada, Arizona, and California.

VIDEO OF EXPLOSION AT HOOVER DAM

The cause of the explosion is unknown though some have suggested it could be a transformer getting overwhelmed by heat.

Emergency services are on the scene.

The Hoover Dam lies at the end of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States - which is currently at record extreme low depths.

"Something Has Just Blown Up": Small Explosion Seen At Hoover Dam

Most significantly, the dam's generators provide power for various utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.

There is no indication of any structural issues, or impacts on the grid so far.

For now, Vladimir Putin, or Russian hackers, have not been blamed for the incident.

This is a breaking news story.. check back for updates..

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