“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…
— 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👈
— 🌍❌🅂🄸🄼🄿🄻🅈 🄱🅁🄴🄰🄺🄸🄽🄶 ❌🌍 (@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.
Tue, 07/19/2022 – 13:37