5th tornado confirmed in destructive Colo. storm


DENVER (AP) — Meteorologists have confirmed that a fifth tornado was involved in a weather pattern that destroyed at least seven homes and a hog farm in the southeastern Colorado plains.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo says the latest confirmed tornado struck sometime after 2 a.m. Friday in Bent County, destroying a house and crushing a metal barn.

Meteorologist Tom Magnuson tells The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/IAGwd0 ) the 300-yard-wide tornado with wind speeds of up to 135 mph struck the far northeast corner of the county. Four other tornadoes spawned by the same storm destroyed homes in Prowers and Kiowa counties. At least four people were injured, but none seriously.

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