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.
Firefighters from at least 7 El Paso County Fire Departments responded to a fire at a 3-story house at 7155 Juniper Road in Black Forest Friday night. The fire began burning shortly after 8:00 p.m. and quickly took over the entire house. Fire fighters are calling it a total loss. Crews say containing the fire was a challenge because there was no fire hydrant near the house, requiring them to bring water in by truck.
The owners of the house were not at home when the fire started and there were no injuries. Investigators do not yet know what caused the fire.