Hoover Dam Transformer Exploded

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On Tuesday, a transformer at Hoover Dam, one of the nation's greatest hydroelectric plants, experienced an explosion. 

Which resulted in the production of a dense cloud of black smoke & flames that were rapidly extinguished. 

The explosion that occurred close to the base of the dam, which is an engineering marvel located on the Colorado River & straddles the state line between Arizona & Nevada, did not result in any injuries. 

The Western Area Power Administration said that the flow of electricity generated at Hoover Dam to the approximately 8 million people in Arizona, Nevada. 

Southern California who depend on it did not stop. 

The officials were working to ascertain the extent of the damage to the transformer. 

Which is one of 15 at the complex that control the voltages for the power that is transmitted to consumers. 

The inquiry into the source of the fire is still ongoing. 

According to Jacklynn Gould, who works as a regional director for the United States Bureau of Reclamation, "there is no risk to the electricity grid."

According to a statement released by Gould, the fire broke out about ten in the morning & was extinguished within half an hour.

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