A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
(Parachute-AP) -- The driver of a van that crashed while carrying firefighters to the Hayman Fire has been ordered to appear in court on six charges.
Twenty-one-year-old Megan Helm was issued a summons Saturday to appear on four counts of careless driving causing death and two counts of careless driving causing serious bodily injury.
Helm was behind the wheel when the 15-passenger van rolled four times on Interstate 70 near Parachute Friday night. Four firefighters were killed and seven others injured.
The crew from Oregon was part of an eight-van caravan headed to help battle the Hayman Fire burning 137 thousand acres southwest of Denver.
More than 70 firefighters involved in the caravan are getting grief counseling.