• Search

BREAKING: Big Explosion, Fire At Hoover Dam Caught On Video

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.

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.

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.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of The Police Tribune’s posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

View all articles
Written by Sandy Malone


Sign up to our daily newsletter so you don't miss out on the latest events surrounding law enforcement!

Follow Me

Follow us on social media and be sure to mark us as "See First."