A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
(Denver-AP) -- The U-S Forest Service confirms today they have
fired Terry Barton, the woman charged with starting the Hayman
Spokesman Lynn Young says Barton was informed of her termination
last week in a letter. It was effective June 22nd.
Young says Barton was fired because of her conduct. He wouldn't
elaborate because of the ongoing investigation into the fire --
which has burned 137 thousand acres and destroyed 133 homes.
Barton has pleaded innocent to charges she started the Hayman
fire, allegedly while burning a letter from her estranged husband.
She was indicted by a federal jury and released from jail to a
halfway house on Thursday.
Barton family spokeswoman Connie Work says the termination is
just -- quote -- ``one more big blow'' in the investigation. Her
family hopes Barton can be reinstated if she's found innocent,
saying Barton loved her job.