A Fire Broke Out at Hoover Dam Tuesday and Was Quickly Extinguished
A transformer fire at Hoover Dam on Tuesday morning shot plumes of smoke into the air but did not injure anyone or threaten the power grid, officials said.
Boulder City Fire Department was summoned to an emergency call at Hoover Dam. The fire broke out about 10 a.m. near the base of the Dam Structure, according to the Bureau of Reclamation and videos posted on social media. The bureau extinguished the flames before the Boulder City Fire Department arrived, officials said, adding no employees or visitors were hurt. “Power continued to be generated from the powerhouse and never was interrupted."
Hendrix added that Dam Tours were canceled Tuesday but resumed Wednesday. All Operations at the Dam have resumed and are back to normal.