An explosion at the Hoover Dam prompted an emergency response from the Nevada Fire Department, authorities said Tuesday morning.
“We have a team on the road where we have a fire report,” said Lisa LaPlante, a spokesperson for Boulder City.
Boulder City officials reported on Twitter that the city’s fire department was on its way to the scene around 10:30 a.m. after a video showing an explosion near the dam was circulated on social media.
They later said the fire had been put out before the crews arrived.
“The fire was extinguished before the Boulder City Fire Department arrived on the scene. city officials said in a social media post.
BUT explosion video shows a dark cloud of smoke and flame rising from the bottom of the dam. A voice is heard saying, “Oh my God, something just exploded.”
Around 10 a.m., a transformer caught fire at the dam. This is reported by the Bureau of Reclamation. on Twitter. No injuries were reported among visitors or employees, and a small fire was put out by the bureau’s fire brigade.
The agency continues to investigate the incident.
The Hoover Dam stores water from mead lake, and is the largest reservoir in the country by volume when filled. The dam’s generators help power public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.
this summer increased drought The water level in Lake Mead dropped to a significantly low level.