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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Feb. 18, 2018

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 18:12:15-05

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 

7:52 a.m.: The South Metro Fire Rescues urges residents "extra caution" as strong wind gusts have prompted a Red Flag Warning in the areas shaded in deep pink. 

8:22 a.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning high-profile and empty-load vehicles of a High Wind Advisory on the I-70 Eisenhower Tunnel. Gusts up to 50 mph are reported. 

11:22 a.m.: The West Metro Fire Rescue reports there is "very high fire" danger in their district due to windy conditions in the Foothills and mountains. 

3:47 p.m.: South Metro Fire Rescue is sending three units to a wildland fire in Arapahoe County, south of Bennett near East Quincy Avenue and Kiowa Bennett Road. 

3:58 p.m.: The Fire Information Duty Officers of western Jefferson County say a pile burn near Wellington Lake/Green Mountain is visible in the Highway 285 area. There is no threat to homes or vegation.