Lightning

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

Denver Firefighters put out a house fire in Stapleton Wednesday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Lightning May Be Blamed For House Fire In Stapleton

A lightning strike may be to blame for starting a house fire in Stapleton.

05/29/2013

(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

(credit: CBS)

Topography, Elevation Play Role In Colorado’s Weather Extremes

Colorado can be a land of extremes when it comes to weather, with radical temperature swings and sudden storms. Learn more about it, and watch video from the CBS4 special “Eye on the Storm.”

04/10/2013

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Lightning Briefly Evacuates Vail Mountain Slopes

Lightning prompted Vail Mountain to evacuate its ski slopes briefly, but it restarted its ski lifts a short time later.

03/30/2013

JJ on Twitter shared this photo with CBS4.

Longmont Officer Nearly Hit By Lightning Strike

A Longmont police officer is expected to fully recover after he was nearly hit by a lightning strike.

06/27/2012

The Arkansas Fire is burning in Park County. (credit: CBS)

Heavy Fuels Feed Arkansas Fire Burning In Park County

The Arkansas Fire is burning on the South Park Ranger District in Park County. It’s burned 40 acres and is zero percent contained.

06/14/2012

(credit: South Adams County Fire)

Lightning Strike Believed To Be Cause Of Commerce City House Fire

Investigators now believe a lightning strike ignited a fire at a Commerce City home over the weekend.

05/08/2012

Tim Wieland took this photo in July 2011 from a hill in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood as heavy storms passed across the metro area.

The No. 1 Life Threatening Weather Hazard

One bolt of lightning can be 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s five times as hot as the surface of the sun!

04/19/2012

Stephanie and Sophia Alberti (credit: CBS)

Newborn Healthy After Mom Struck By Lightning While Pregnant

A mother and newborn are happy and healthy months after the woman was struck by lightning while pregnant.

01/18/2012

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