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A massive explosion occurred at the Hoover Dam on Tuesday during a tour for tourists. Video of the incident quickly circulated online.
The video shows the burning part of the facility with a massive black plume of smoke rising up.
People visiting the dam at the time of the accident reported hearing a loud explosion and fire and smoke were seen.
It is believed that the cause of the incident was a defective transformer or generator. No official statement has been made as to the cause of the explosion.
According to the City of Boulder on Twitter The fire was extinguished without complications before firefighters arrived.
Michelle Harris, a spokeswoman for the Hoover Dam Administration, told reporters that there were no risks to the power grid and the dam was generating power normally. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Hoover Dam is located on the border between Nevada and Arizona, about 30 miles from Las Vegas, and was opened in 1936. It is the most popular dam in the world, with 7 million tourists visiting every year, according to the National Park Service website.
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