Lightning Strike

Pat Plampin of Littleton took this photo at Highway C-470 and Kipling "looking over the foothills" in July 2011.

Understanding The Science Behind Lightning Strikes

There are two types of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, and while both are deadly, one is usually more destructive.

06/24/2014

(credit: Franktown Fire)

Lightning Strikes Start 3 Fires In Elbert County

Firefighters in Elizabeth responded to three different fires Sunday afternoon. All of them were caused by lightning strikes.

06/23/2014

Lightning struck a home and started a fire (credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

Lightning Strikes Home, Starts Fire

Lightning struck a home in Parker on Thursday afternoon and started a fire.

05/29/2014

Fort Carson Army Post (credit: CBS)

2 Fort Carson Soldiers In Hospital After Lightning Hit

One soldier was in serious condition Thursday and another was in stable condition, but 10 others were released from the hospital after lightning struck near them during a training exercise, officials at Fort Carson said.

08/01/2013

Fort Carson Army Post (credit: CBS)

Lightning At Fort Carson Leaves 12 Soldiers Hurt

Twelve soldiers were injured, one critically, after lightning struck near them during a training exercise at Fort Carson, a base spokesman said Thursday.

08/01/2013

JJ on Twitter shared this photo with CBS4.

Lightning Strikes 12 Fort Carson Soldiers, 1 Critical

A dozen Fort Carson soldiers have been hospitalized after getting hit by lightning Wednesday afternoon.

07/31/2013

Image from a Colorado Getaways feature on the national park on Sept. 2, 2011 (credit: CBS)

Hiker In Rocky Mtn. Nat’l Park Struck By Lightning

A woman was struck by lightning while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday afternoon.

07/18/2013

A photo of Vic Barclay's shed on fire after the lightning strike. (credit: Steve Grasso)

Lightning Strike Gives Centennial Homeowner A Scare

Lightning is to blame for sparking several wildfires in Colorado recently, but in one Denver-area community on man says lightning came far too close to home.

06/25/2013

Damage from a lightning strike at a home in SE Aurora on June 5, 2013. The strike was so powerful it caused the living ceiling to collapse and blew some outdoor light bulbs in the home next door. (credit: CBS)

Aurora Homeowner Cleans Up House After Lightning Strike

A family in Aurora says it was the loudest thing they’ve ever heard. Now they’re cleaning up after lightning struck their house.

06/05/2013

(credit: CBS)

Cleanup Under Way In Aurora After Lightning Strikes Tree

There was a lot to clean up in Aurora on Thursday morning after lightning hit a tree, stripping it clean of bark and flinging branches across a home.

05/16/2013

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