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Sen. McCain's death and a Red Flag Warning issued Monday: 5 Things to Know for Monday, Aug. 27

Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 11:00:50-04

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Aug. 27, 2018. 

1. Red Flag Warning today

Today's combination of strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures create the perfect combination for a dangerous wildfire. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Here's what you need to know

2. Early house fire ignites questions about residents

North Metro Fire responded to a house in Adams County that was fully engulfed in flames Sunday evening. Between strong winds, an unstable structure and the blaze, firefighters couldn't enter the home to search for occupants. As the sun rose Monday morning, they started that search

3. Dockless scooters and bikes will soon have parking areas

As these new modes of transportation boom in Denver, the city is rushing to keep up with the companies launching the scooters and bikes. To help keep the program orderly, Denver Public Works is creating painted designated parking areas at transit and bus stops. 

4. RIP Sen. John McCain

The Arizona Republican and veteran passed away Saturday of brain cancer. Leaders around the United States, including President Trump and Former President Obama, responded publicly to his death. The White House raised flags to full-staff on Monday morning after leaving them at half-staff over the weekend.

5. Wear your windbreaker this morning

The wind was whipping around the Front Range Monday morning, with some gusts reaching 60 mph. It will continue this afternoon — down to a constant 20 to 40 mph, with some bursts reaching 60 mph — as the temperature reaches the low 90s. Here is your full forecast