A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of southern Colorado throughout our evening and overnight on Tuesday. Storms will continue to be an issue, capable of producing heavy rain with very slow movement. Storms look to mainly favor north and east of areas like Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon area, but storms cannot be ruled out still in this area. The 11 Breaking Weather team will be monitoring conditions closely. This Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
An off duty police officer is being credited for spotting a fire that could have swept through Black Forest overnight.
Firefighters tell us the officer was driving by the farm on highway 83 near highway 105 when he spotted the fire and called it in.
Firefighters say they were able to get the fire out quickly, but not before a chicken coop and shed were destroyed. A nearby tree also started on fire. Two chickens also died in the fire.
Firefighters say a heat lamp in the chicken coop started the fire.
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