Boulder City, NV – Boulder City fire crews responded to the Hoover Dam on Tuesday morning after a massive explosion was reported.
The explosion just after 10 a.m. on July 19 was captured on cell phone video by tourists who were visiting the dam.
“Folks, get your video on that. There’s just been an incident,” a tour guide said off camera.
“My goodness, something has just blown up!” another person commented.
The video showed a plume of black smoke going up in the air from a platform at the base of the dam.
Flames were visible on the platform in the video.
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The Boulder City Fire Department said extinguished the fire at the dam, KVVU reported.
The cause of the fire and the explosion were not immediately known, BNO News reported.
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Sources said the explosion occurred in the turbine house at the base of the dam.
There was no indication that any major damage had been done to the structure of the dam that impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, BNO News reported.
An investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway.
Boulder City Fire Department is en route to an emergency call at Hoover Dam. No further information is available at this time.
— CityofBoulderCityNV (@BoulderCityNev) July 19, 2022
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