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No injuries; extinguished fire

The fire from a Tuesday morning transformer explosion at the Hoover Dam was quickly extinguished, caused no injuries and poses no threat to the power grid, according to the Bureau of Reclamation’s regional manager for the Lower Colorado region. .

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, the Federal Claims Office said. In videos posted on social media, a huge plume of black smoke could be seen at the dam.

Around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, “the A5 transformer at the Hoover Dam caught fire,” according to a statement attributed to Jacklynn L. Gould, Bureau of Reclamation regional director for the Lower Colorado region.




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