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

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

Shortly after 10am local time, a small explosion and fire was seen at the lower part of the 726 foot high Hoover Dam in Nevada.

As one visitor exclaimed “something has just blown up” as she recorded the incident…

touring the #hooverdam and heard an explosion #fire pic.twitter.com/1tjWuNWBaZ

— Kristy Hairston (@kristynashville) July 19, 2022

A different angle…

❌❌❌HOOVER DAM EXPLODING❌❌❌

↘️ Large 💥explosion and 🔥fire reported at #HooverDam

↘️🔥Fire appears to be at the 👉generators/turbines👈

❌⚠️❌Developing Story! 👉Follow @SimplyBreaking for
more#news #breaking #breakingnews#nevada pic.twitter.com/E6ltZRaszw

— 🌍❌🅂🄸🄼🄿🄻🅈 🄱🅁🄴🄰🄺🄸🄽🄶 ❌🌍 (@SimplyBreaking) July 19, 2022

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.

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

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.

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.

Developing…

Tyler Durden
Tue, 07/19/2022 – 13:37

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