National Monument Rocked By SHOCKING Explosion
(ConservativeHub.com) – In a time of sky-high energy costs and water shortages, even a minor mishap or issue could push inflation higher. So, when an unexpected fire broke out at the Hoover Dam this week, the western US got a bit of a scare.
The Hoover Dam, located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas on the Colorado River, has operated since the 1930s and provides enough hydroelectric power for 1.3 million Americans yearly from Arizona, Nevada, and California. So, when an explosion occurred on Tuesday, July 19, tourists quickly brought out their phones to video the historic yet scary event.
The dam’s fire brigade rushed to the scene to extinguish the flames before the Boulder City firefighters arrived. Thankfully, the transformer that ignited caused no injuries. The Bureau of Reclamation, which runs the dam, has not released a cause for the fire, but it’s been reported that an equipment failure was behind the explosion. Officials are still investigating and have promised to provide updates when they have more information.
The Hoover Dam appears as a massive concrete curve holding back the Colorado River. The National Park Service calculates that around 7 million tourists visit this wonder every year. If this incredible man-made behemoth were to break, there’s no telling what destruction would await communities downstream.
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