Woman, girl dead after flooding near Fort Collins, Colorado
Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of flash flooding about 5 p.m. in areas west of Fort Collins
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A woman and a girl are dead after severe flash floods that hit the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar in Larimer County, Colorado, on Friday evening.
Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of flash flooding about 5 p.m. in areas west of Fort Collins.
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When area law enforcement responded, they encountered moderate flooding in the Glen Haven area and significant flooding in the Crystal Mountain/Buckhorn area, including washed-out private bridges and culverts.
Buckhorn Road was washed out near mile marker 25, and deputies used Humvees to access areas beyond that point, the sheriff's office said. Others searched the affected areas on foot.
Early reports indicated that a camping trailer had been washed away in the middle to upper Buckhorn area. Those reports also included that a woman and girl were in one of the trailers.
Deputies located them about 7:30 p.m. but did not survive, deputies said.
At this time, authorities said they have no information indicating any one is completely cut off.
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"There are areas where vehicular traffic is not possible, but residents should be able to walk in or out in daylight," the sheriff's office said.
One home in the 700 block of Granite Road was destroyed, but everyone associated with that residence is accounted for and unharmed.
Deputies said they are unaware of anyone else who has been reported missing.
The Larimer County Damage Assessment Team will begin working Saturday. The Larimer County Office of Emergency Management has also coordinated with a contractor to start removing debris.
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