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Fracking Wastewater Tank Explosion: Concerns Over Contaminated Water Reaching Farms

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.

04/18/2015

Lightning in southwest Denver in 2013 (credit: Rob Johnson)

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Colorado’s Biggest Killer Likely Isn’t What You Think

On average three people die and 13 are injured each year in Colorado due to this weather hazard.

04/17/2015

CBS4 YouReporter Braden Blochowitz shows off large hail that hit Julesburg on Tuesday evening (credit: Braden Blochowitz)

Severe Weather Awareness Week: 2 Devastating But Overlooked Dangers

While lightning and tornadoes are obvious hazards, strong wind and large hail can be just as dangerous and life-threatening.

04/16/2015

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Witnesses Describe Lightning Strike That Hit Two Men

Two men were injured when they were struck by lightning after they took cover under a tree while waiting for a bus.

08/27/2014

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Lightning Strikes 2 In Denver, 1 Seriously Hurt

Lightning struck two people in Denver on Tuesday afternoon, the Denver Fire Department said.

08/26/2014

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Lightning Strikes Denver House With Person Inside

Lightning struck a home in Denver causing it to catch on fire with someone inside.

08/16/2014

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New Lightning-Prediction Tech Aims To Lower Casualties

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.

08/14/2014

Players are called off the field during a lightning delay during preseason action between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Lightning Halts Seahawks-Broncos Preseason Game

Lightning strikes in Denver forced a delay in the Seattle Seahawks’ preseason game against the Broncos.

08/07/2014

Copter4 flew over a house fire in Broomfield (credit: CBS)

Lightning Strike Investigated In Igniting House Fire

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.

07/24/2014

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Lightning Deaths At Rocky Mountain National Park Concern Visitors

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.

07/15/2014

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