A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 9pm Wednesday. Heavy rain is possible throughout the day, and this combined with already saturated soils could lead to further flash flood problems both near and away from all area burn scars. Stay with 11 News throughout the day for weather updates.
The El Paso County Wild land Fire unit was starting fires today instead of putting them out, all for the sake of training. The newest crew members on the wild land fire suppression team just completed forty classroom hours on basic wild land fire behavior..
Today was their chance to actually get out and fight a real fire.
They practiced creating hand lines, fire breaks and other methods of containing a wild fire.
All the new trainee's are volunteers, and must complete a set of predetermined skills before graduating and hitting the front lines.