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Officials: Fifth home swept away by Ariz. flooding

Dec. 21: A house in the Beaver Dam Resort area falls into the Beaver Dam Wash in Beaver Dam, Ariz. Heavy rains caused the wash to swell over its banks destroying roads and so far five homes along its path.

Dec. 21: A house in the Beaver Dam Resort area falls into the Beaver Dam Wash in Beaver Dam, Ariz. Heavy rains caused the wash to swell over its banks destroying roads and so far five homes along its path.  (AP)

A fire department dispatcher in northwestern Arizona says a fifth unoccupied home has been swept away by floodwaters.

Dori Rothenberger, with the Beaver Dam-Littlefield Fire District, tells The Associated Press the fifth home in the community of Beaver Dam was washed away Tuesday night. The four others near a normally dry wash collapsed into the floodwaters Tuesday afternoon.

Virgin River Domestic Wastewater Improvement District chairman Bill Evans says three more homes are "teetering" on the edge of a flooded golf course in the community of Beaver Dam.

Evans says a man in his 70s collapsed from an apparent heart attack late Tuesday when flooding reached his home while friends tried to protect it with sandbags. He was taken to a hospital in St. George, Utah. His condition wasn't immediately available.