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unfortunately, all of it will stay in the mountains tonnght. we're not going to see more `han a few sprinkles. but the temperatures will come down. 77 at lamar and below freezing at craig and steamboat. full details in a few more minutes. this fire in weld county proof of how dangerous today's weather is. what started as a trash fire grew into this near the wyoming border. -`several fire ddpartments were out there, driving through the field and spraying water on the fire line. lance, you're right where the fire started. >> reporter: and there were tense moments. this is where the fire began this afternoon before the winds picked up. once the winds started, the flames spread quicklyyto the northeast. 8 fire departments as far as laramie county and pine bluff,
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you can see what's left of the property owner's barn, filled with they and is a total loss. it spread northeast consuming an estimated 4,000 acres. there were no other tructures lost but fences destroyed. the fire chief said they didn't have enough water to fight the blaze until crews from neighboring districts arrived oo scene. what's it like having to fight a firr in this kind of wind? >> terrible. it was flaring back up on us. we had enough departments on scene that we got it put out. >> reporter: now, the propertyy `wner told me that she feels bad that the fire spread out of control, and the chief said it's a good example of why you should check the forecast before burning trash on a day like today. lance hernandez, denver 7. and it's a tense evening across the state as winds %--`between to blow. brendaliss gonzalez, you00 out
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ground. the grass is so dry, it could easily catch fire and with the wind, it could easily spread the fire in just seconds. today's record-breaking heat has shay nelson pulling up her sleeves. >> i'm thinking about changing to a short-sseeved t-shirt because it's uper hot. >> reporter::but the sound, a warning. >> thhs is the calm before the storm. >> reporter: and this is all too familiar for lieutenant brendan finnigan. >> ii those conditions, any fire that starts will grow and run rapidly on us. >> reporter: this video shows just how strong it was and how it could cause several outages. the wildland fire team is
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>> we're calm but the winds could pick up and you could have the whole berm engulfed within 30 seconds based on the wind speeds. >> reporter: evennfebruary is fire season for them. >> typical fire season used to be more summertime but over the years we have had to be prepared all the time. >> reporter: we have moments of calm just like right now but it's really the gusts of wind that carries so much power and that will knock down several trees right around the mmtro. reporting live, friendsaliss goozalez, denver 7. a ossible change to your weekend plans. i-70 is still closee through glenwood canyon and probably won't be back open until this weekend. crews had to work by hand because the weather prevented them from using bigger equipment. because of the amount of damage, it will take a month to
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more and more swedish medical center patients are coming forward, concerned that they may have been a victim of rocky allen who is accused of switching out syringes for painkillers. we spoke with rob brown. he lost his leg in vietnam and tells usshe suspects he's a rocky allen victim becauseehe didn't feel pain relief fromm the medicine he was supposed to receive during surgery. >> i laid in the battlefield in vietnam with my body blown apart and did not hurt anywhere like i hurt in the recovery room. >> allen is due back in federal court tomorrow. and we have more now, jen, and is part of a debate at the capitol? >> reporter: when you have surgery, anne, you assume everyone in the room is licensed and saff but in colorado, surgical ttchs are not required to be certified. they just have to be registered. and now, there is a push to get
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>> toodo something to put our frustrating. we're angry. we're angry that we go through so much to protect our patients. >> reporter: she said what happened at swedish medical center gives her profession a bad name and all of it, she said, could have been prevented. >> i think regulation is the key. and we don't have to be certified to work, and so therefore and that has the issues could theoretically go to another hospital and be working again next week. >> reporter: colorado only requires surgical techs to regiiter and not be certified and self report bad behavior. allen was a non-certified tech no no actions taaen against himm but an arizona hospitallsaid
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for testing positive for a banned substance. >> it's self reporting. >> reporter: the departmenttof regulatory agencies is recommending that his license not be renewed. >> i think it's crazy toosay that surgical technologieses don't need to be regulated, this is proof that we need to >> reporter: here's something else that i learned. if you are planning to have surgery, you cannask for a certified surgicaa tech to be in the room with you, something that a lot of patients don't think to ask. football field. this was because of a bomb threat that was called into broomfield high school today. usually, we wouldn't cover a hoax threat but this was not also in fort collins and a school in alabbma and in iowa. no bombs were found at any of the schools and parents were terrified.
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child go to school but when you get the phone call, your heart drops. >> all the calls came from one number, and authorities are trying tt find out who made the call. not only was an off-duty denvee police officcr arrested for driving drunk but he called in to work the same day and is -`sussended for 60 days. this happened last february. our partners at the denver post got our hands on a discipline letter. an unborned baby named aurora who didn't survive after being cut from her mother's womb is the focus of a trial going on but lawyers are saying death. >> this is the second day in the trial against her attacker, and we have been following this case closely, and we heard from doctors who saw both women after the attack. >> reporter: both women ended %- up at the same hospital and doctors say they had no idea
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dr.kevin berr took the stand describing the injuuy that is michelle wilkins suffered. >> she had a large laceratiin that went across the lower part of the abdomen. >> reporter: she was in surgery for about five hours and remained at longmont united hospital for five days. >> i would say she lost more than half of her blood volume. >> reporter: at first, hospital workers say they had no idea what they were dealing with and they thought both women in both cases were unrelaaed emergencies. dr.bbian wilson is an og-gyn and he was truced to dynel lane and her husband. >> a quick story that dynel had apparently deliverrd a pre-term baby atthome and they had % apparently pronounced the baby dead. when i arrived, dynel and another maa were sitting in the chair sort of facing the back wall and the man was holding the baby, weeping. >> reporter: it was only later
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lane had never been pregnant. shortly thereafter, dr. nelson said that michelle wilkins was admitted to the er. >> as i was walking oot the er, i heerd overhead there was a traumm arriving in 10 minutes. >> detective with the longmont pollce department took the stand and talked about the evidence that was found inside lane's home after a search anne? >> and we spoke to the boulder da's office today and there is a chance that the prosecutionn could rest their case tomorrow. they have a few more witnesses to question and then dynel's attorneys will take over. chelsea clinton made the event today at du after travel headaches. she was expected in boulder earlier today but had tt cancel the event after delays. hillary clinton was here in november. a bill that would give sexual assault victims more being law. the tate senate will take this
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limitations to 20 years. and this falls under the only in colorado category. tomorrow, lawmakers will decide if marijuana products will be certified organic. right now, some do have organic labels but since they are federally regulated and pot is still illegal federally, there are no standards that the products must meee. today, we are finding out big problems with toyotas that could mean your seat belt may not save your life in a crash. >> and a helicopter crash in hawaii. the witnesses are talking about what happened. >> and potholes, what the
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breaking news along i-25 in
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take a look at dry creek. not only is i-25 closed in both directioos -- although it looks like traffic is now moving again -- but the lightrail line west metro fire said this is because of wind damage to the ikea sign. you can see it on i-25 at dry creek. so, i-25 slow in both directions at dry creek. -`we'll let you know when this improves. it's amazing to hear only one peeson was critically hurt after the helicopter crashed in pearl harbor in hawaii. five people were on board. >> the others on board were expected to be okay. a witness was relieved to find most people on boardwalked away. >> it was scary. we were afraid there would be dead bodies. but fortunately for the firefighters, they said even -`made it. so we are pretty excitee. % >> the crash happened near the arizona memorial.
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the sky. an investigation is going on about what went wrong a westminster police officer `as on the way to a call when he hit a car that turn inside -- turned in fronttof him. that driver died, and the police officer did have on his lights and siren, and officer foreman was hit by another driverrlast week, and he is still in critical condition. he has a long road ahead of him and they are collecting donations for his family. $2.6million have been givennto native americans in southwestern colorado from the federal federal governmentt it will be split and they are two of the tribes getting the grant money. and this can affect your
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belts has toyota recalling 1.1 million suvs. the electric rav4s, the second row seats, the metal seat frame could cut the seat belt if the car is involved. it will take just a plastic cover to fix the probbem. tis the season for potholes, from freezing to warmth, they're popping up everywhere. douglas county is asking for to you report pooholes in your neighborhood. check out thedeeverchannel.com. they said that they are out every day whhn the weather is nice filling the potholes. sort of nice but the winds made it not very pleasant. % here is a current view of the camera out east of dia. this is a time lapse at copper mountain looking west over vail pass, and that camera is fixed nicely on one of the big lifts on top of copper. you cannsee the wind blowing
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in and they'll pick up 3-5" at copper tonight and in denver and across the state, look at the highs, wow. 88 at dodge city and 80 in burlington and denver, 73 and in the mountains, 40s and 50s. we eclipsed the old mark, 73 beating out 71 in 1930 and a low this morning, only two degrees cooler than the normal high for this time of year. you can see the clouds off to the west and showers later thii evening. 65 ddwntown and 62 at dia. that's amazing. the winds frrm the south miles per hour. so here's the situation. we have rain and snow to the west of us as a cold front slices into the state of colorado. this is not going to be a big, long-lasting event. watch what happens betweennnow and midnight.
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the precipitation, it just basically disappeared. 3-5", maybe 6" in the mountains, and the wind shifts as the front goes by but sprinkles or light showers. teensand 20s in the mountains and windy and 30s in the denver area and near 40 southeast, and tomorrow, a warm day but nothing like ttday, 60s and 70s on the eastern plains and 40s in the mountains and still strong gusty winds and they will be half as strong as they were today. so 60s for tomorrow and 40s in the mountains. tonight, we might get a few light showers. but the main story will be the strong winds continuing at least through midnight and tomorrow, a breezy day and west northwest at 15 to 35 miles per hour. so not as strong as we had today but still pretty windy, and 62. the best weather comes up on saturday, our bright spot with a high of 60 and lighter winds and sunshine. over the course of sunday,
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of minor disturbances that may bring us snow for the mountains and showers expected down here, and we have been celebrating volunteers who make things possible every day in collrado and sometimes, they're inspireed by their own past and sharon kersey helps refugees improve their english skills at the technical college saying she wanted to help find a way to helppothers after she was given help when she arrived. >> just makes you feel like you've done this huge feat when it's just -- it just takes such something like that. >> that's good stuff. for her generosity, u.s. bank gave sharon a $100 gift card. to learn how sharon ot involved, check out the thedenverchannel.com. coming up, von miller makes
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weekend to 7 sports xtra, and happy birthday, mr. b. pat bowlen turns 70 years old. only fitting that he got a great gift, a third lombardi trophy hoisted by john elway. this one's for pat, the best owner in sports. we wish pat and the ntire family well wishes and all the best in the future. and mvppvon miller onnespn
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things like cam newton and his hilarious saturday night live skit.. today, von did explaining about how he feels about cam. >> i have a huge amount of respect. everything he has done has been a-1. the media tries to create a robbery. and i'm a huge fan of cam. the nuggets made a trade sending randy foye to the thunder in return for kevin durant and russell westbrook. i'm sorry. that's not true. that's a dream. they got dj augustine and steve novak and two second round picks. a terrible, terrible loss for the buffs at usc. gordon with a shot at the paint and cu up 15. the trojan horses stormed the fort.
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and julian jacobs slammed the gate. the buffs lost 79-72. that would havv been their 20th victory, and that's a big ouch for cu. >> all rrght. one quick look at the breaking news that we were telling you % about. work done on the ikea sign in the metrr area.. wind caused damage to the sign. >> you have all seen the sign. it's massive. i-25 is closed from both
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