UPDATE: The City of Boulder City, Nevada tweeted “the fire was extinguished before Boulder City Fire Department arrived on scene.”
#Hooverdam – the fire was extinguished before Boulder City Fire Department arrived on scene. Bureau of Reclamation/ Hoover Dam will be handling any additional questions.— CityofBoulderCityNV (@BoulderCityNev) July 19, 2022
An explosion and fire were reported at the Hoover Dam on the border of Nevada and Arizona Tuesday around 10 a.m.
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Kristy Hairston, a tourist, posted footage of the incident which occurred at the lower part of the dam.
“touring the #hooverdam and heard an explosion #fire,” Hairston wrote.
touring the #hooverdam and heard an explosion #fire pic.twitter.com/1tjWuNWBaZ— Kristy Hairston (@kristynashville) July 19, 2022
“Boulder City Fire Department is en route to an emergency call at Hoover Dam,” the City of Boulder said in a brief statement. “No further information is available at this time.”
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“The Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. It’s also a major tourist attraction,” BNO News reports.
This tweet was posted hours before the explosion.
News: The Hoover Dam has been destroyed. Hundreds are dead or missing. Millions are without electricity and water reserves are quickly depleting.— kenny gesserit 🦝 (@licensedt0iII) July 19, 2022
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