Family and friends of a Denver woman who was killed by a lightning strike while hiking a Colorado 14er have started a fund in her memory.
A lifeguard who was struck by lightning while on duty talked to CBS4 about the incident. Six teenagers in all were hit, but none of them were seriously hurt.
The Denver woman killed by lightning in Chaffee County has been identified by authorities along with her hiking partner, who was also struck.
Several lifeguards who were around a pool when a lightning bolt struck on Saturday afternoon had to be taken to the hospital.
Additional firefighters were requested to fight the Red Canyon Fire burning in Garfield County on Friday evening. Crews investigated whether lightning may have sparked the fire.
One person was killed and three others were hurt in a lightning strike in Chaffee County on Friday afternoon.
A family in Colorado Springs escaped unharmed after lightning hit their home and started a fire.
Recently CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh sat in on a training session for Emergency Department physicians at the University of Colorado Hospital.
A soggy Colorado was looking forward to clearer, calmer skies over the next few days — though forecasters warned another Pacific storm could send a watery wallop next weekend.
Wednesday’s storms the rolled through the Denver metro area brought plenty of lightning. One lightning strike in Lakewood hit a tree and blasted some of the wood into a nearby house.