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.
Crews have found human remains Tuesday after painstakingly sifting through the charred debris of a remote lodge that exploded and burned, killing three children.
Delta County Coroner Chalmer Swain says the human teeth and bone fragments will be compared with dental records, and DNA testing will be performed to positively identify them.
The Electric Mountain Lodge was leveled by the blast Saturday, which authorities suspect was caused by propane.
Twelve-year-old Leslie Ann Bilbrey, two-year-old Isaac Michael Watkins and 16-year-old Jamie Marie Reade all died. They were part of the same extended family that was visiting the lodge.
Lodge co-owner Mike Hughes remains hospitalized in serious condition in Grand Junction. His wife, Nancy, has been released.
Sheriff Fred McKee says the search will probably take the rest of the week.
About ten people are at the scene today, along with two small bulldozer-type machines.
The lodge is about 17 miles north of Paonia up a rugged, mostly unpaved road that's often impassable in the winter.