Hoover Dam: No one was injured in the Hoover Dam transformer explosion.
By Hardik Wasanwal
A Bureau of Reclamation fire brigade set ablaze the Hoover Dam after a transformer exploded. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation.
LAS VEGAS — A Hoover Dam transformer caught fire on Tuesday morning, July 19, causing an explosion and smoke.
According to the Boulder City Fire Department, by the time their crews arrived, the fire was under control. The fire was put out by a Bureau of Reclamation fire brigade.
Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director Jacqueline L. According to Gold, the fire broke out in the transformer around 10 am and was extinguished by 10:30 am.
According to Gold, there were no injuries to employees or visitors, and no risk to the power grid, as electricity was still being generated from the powerhouse.