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1 year 8 months ago

Lightning insurance claims rise in the summer

Summer is peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, and lightning strikes cost nearly a billion dollars in insured losses last year, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The number of claims has dropped over the years, which may be due to an increased use of lightning protection systems,...

3 years 11 months ago

Small fire burns in Custer County

A small wildfire is burning in Custer County. It started on a ridge after a lightning strike, probably yesterday. The smoke is visible from Pueblo. The U.S. Forest Service has personnel there fighting the fire, though it currently covers only ten acres. The fire is burning southwest of Wetmore...

4 years 7 months ago

Another lightning-caused house fire

Colorado Springs firefighters quickly knocked down a lightning-caused fire Tuesday afternoon. Lightning struck the home on Escapardo Way, in the Village Seven neighborhood. The fire smoldered in the attic until neighbors saw flames and called 911. The fire damaged the attic, eaves, and roof of the home. The...

4 years 7 months ago

Storm hammers Colorado Springs

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect across most of southeast Colorado because of conditions that are right for more rain, and ground that is already saturated from earlier storms. A tree was hit by lightning on West Kiowa and a house was hit by lightning on N. 27th....

4 years 8 months ago

Fire at Great Sand Dunes nearly out

Officials say a wildfire that started five weeks ago in Great Sand Dunes National Park is all but extinguished. Park Superintendent Art Hutchinson said Monday a few hot spots are smoldering inside the 6,200-acre perimeter. He says they'll be allowed to burn out naturally. Lightning started the fire...

4 years 8 months ago

Wildfire flares-up near Sand Dunes

A wildfire that's been burning near the Great Sand Dunes National Park since last month flared up Tuesday when thunderstorms moved through the area. Called the Medano Fire, the blaze has now consumed more than 6,200 acres. More than 200 firefighters have made a line all the way around...

4 years 9 months ago

Lightning strikes near Old Faithful

A lightning strike in Yellowstone National Park injured nine people waiting to see Old Faithful geyser erupt. One man was hospitalized while the others suffered minor injuries. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the lightning struck about 4 p.m. Tuesday. He says a 57-year-old man, whose name was not released,...

4 years 11 months ago

Tree hit by lightning

Fire crews are taking down a tree that was hit by lightning on Old Dutch Mill Road. That's near Chestnut and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. There are no reports of injuries, but neighbors are experiencing a power outage. We have a crew on the scene and...

5 years 3 months ago

Wolski lifts Avs in shootout

DENVER (AP) - Wojtek Wolski scored the only goal in a shootout, Craig Anderson stopped all three Tampa Bay shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Lightning 2-1 on Friday night. Wolski had the Avalanche's only regulation goal, and Anderson made 21 saves to help Colorado snap a three-game home...

5 years 6 months ago

Several lightning fires burning

Several small lightning caused fires are still burning in Custer and Fremont counties. Fire crews are monitoring all of the fires and letting them run its natural course. The biggest fire is the Johnson Gulch fire located about 9 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County. That fire is...

5 years 6 months ago

Firefighters continue work on blaze north of Nucla

Firefighters in southwest Colorado are still battling a lightning-sparked blaze that's threatening three cabins and an outbuilding. Fire officials say the nearly 2-square-mile wildfire had only moderate burning Monday with weaker than expected winds. The fire is on national forest land about 10 miles north of Nucla, 340 miles southwest...

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