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About 20 homes damaged in flash flooding at site of major wildfire near Colorado Springs

A storm that caused flash flooding in the area burned by Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire last year dumped more than a half inches of rain in the area in less than 20 minutes.

About 20 homes were damaged, roughly a half dozen of them significantly, as mud flowed into Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs Monday.

A woman told The Gazette ( ) the slide pushed her car about five feet and left the engine compartment filled with sticks, twigs and mud.

While the rainfall was intense, the storm moved quickly through the area. A meteorologist says the damage would have been much worse if the storm had settled over the area.

Colorado Springs officials say more than 160 people were relocated from a low-lying trailer park as a precaution.


Information from: The Gazette,