Explosion, Fire Reported at Hoover Dam

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An explosion and a fire were reported at the Hoover Dam in Nevada on Tuesday, say witnesses as local officials later confirmed a transformer caught on fire before it was later extinguished.

Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director Jacklynn L. Gould said in a statement that the A5 transformer caught on fire. It was extinguished about 30 minutes later at 1:30 p.m. ET. She added that there were no injuries to visitors or dam employees, and there is no risk to the power grid.

City of Boulder officials confirmed that the fire was put out before the fire department arrived.

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