Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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Investigators searching for arson suspect after Incline Fire sparks
About 35 firefighters will be working on the Incline Fire Friday morning, facing a day of dry and windy conditions. Fire crews responded Thursday afternoon to the Incline Fire, burning near the Barr Trail, which remains about 3 to 5 acres in size on private property. A flight path will be conducted Friday afternoon to determine its exact size, but it is not contained at this time. Click the link above to watch this morning's update.
Ballots are being mailed out today; drop-offs open
The first mail ballots are being sent out to Colorado voters today. For a look at News5's Election Guide, click the link above as we breakdown key dates and deadlines as well as statewide ballot issues.
Hot and dry with light winds - record heat likely again
The forecast today is going to involve record heat and more elevated fire danger. The sun will be full today and we'll see more smoke and haze against the mountains. The winds should stay light across the region, but the humidity will drop as the day goes on.
Four positive COVID-19 cases across Academy District 20
Four individuals tested positive for COVID-19 across Academy District 20 on Thursday. There was one positive case at each Prairie Hills Elementary, Discovery Canyon Campus Middle School, Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary School and Pine Creek High School. All four individuals who tested positive are at home in isolation, and those who were in close contact with the individuals were notified and are in quarantine.
Investigation: Colorado hospitals sign contracts to keep COVID-19 related data hidden from public view
Earlier this month, News 5 Investigates reported on misleading Coronavirus data distributed by public officials and the state's health department. A review of public records reveals not all hospitals are reporting daily statistics as requested during the COVID-19 pandemic. The end result is that hospital data is not 100-percent accurate when published or broadcast.
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