Hoover Dam is one of the tallest dams in America. On Tuesday, In one of the transformers on the dam fire took place later firefighters arrived at the fire scene and there was not any damage to the power grid.

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No visitor or employer was injured due to the fire on Hoover Dam:

A transformer on Hoover Dam caught fire on Tuesday morning prior to the officials of the Hoover Dam fire brigade arrived and extinguished the fire. The Bureau of Recovery said in their report that no damage or harm to the power grid had happened and no one was injured due to the fire incident but the subsequent fire and an explosion shocked all visitors and employers who were present at the Hoover Dam.

The Nevada city mentioned on Facebook that before Firefighters from the Boulder city fire department reached the fire scene, the fire was extinguished within about 30 minutes. A regional director of the Bureau of Recovery named Jacklynn L Gloud mentioned that “There is no risk to the power grid and power is still being generated from the powerhouse. We are investigating the cause of the fire and will provide additional updates as they are available.”

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Tourists shared videos of Hoover Dam transformer’s explosions and fire on Social Media:

A small unjustified clip of a small explosion and smoke and fire coming from the bottom of the Hoover Dam was taken by a tourist and he shared the clip on social media. Lisa LaPlante, the communication manager of Boulder City stated that “We arrived at the scene and turned away. Everything was all set and the fire was also extinguished.”

She further said that no visitors or employers from the fire scene were taken to the hospital by the Boulder City emergency informants as no one was injured or hurt in the explosion and fire, however other units were also present at the fire scene.

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Hoover Dam is one of the major works of civil engineering in the United States:

The dam was built in 1936, over the Colorado River at the Nevada-Arizona border and attaches Lake Mead to the river. Lake Mead, Nevada is the largest reservoir in the United States of America. It plays an important role as it supplies water for the 25 million people of the United States including the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas.

The Hoover Dam, Nevada is one of the most famous civil engineering work of art in the United States, the dam is also a major tourist attraction as well as a crucial power source for most parts of the West side of the United States. Every year the dam generates hydroelectric power of about 4.5bn kilowatt-hours for the three states and is enough to serve around 8 million people in the region.

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Firefighters work after a fire on the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, near Boulder City, Nev. Officials say no one was injured when a transformer at Hoover Dam briefly caught fire Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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