Crews worked to keep contamination out of nearby farms and irrigation ditches after tanks at a fracking wastewater facility in Weld County burst into flames on Friday afternoon.
On average three people die and 13 are injured each year in Colorado due to this weather hazard.
While lightning and tornadoes are obvious hazards, strong wind and large hail can be just as dangerous and life-threatening.
Two men were injured when they were struck by lightning after they took cover under a tree while waiting for a bus.
Lightning struck two people in Denver on Tuesday afternoon, the Denver Fire Department said.
Lightning struck a home in Denver causing it to catch on fire with someone inside.
Predicting when and where thunderstorms hit is easy meteorology compared to pinpointing the potential for lightning strikes — a difficult but perhaps solvable task thanks to new technology.
Lightning strikes in Denver forced a delay in the Seattle Seahawks’ preseason game against the Broncos.
A possible lightning strike is being investigated as what may have started a house fire in Broomfield. There were thunderstorms in the area at the time.
Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are hiking more cautiously after lightning strikes at the popular park killed two people in two days at the height of summer travel season.