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BREAKING: One Dead in Colo. Flash Flooding

A 53-year-old man died Friday in flash flooding in Manitou Springs, Colo., the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff's Office reported Saturday.

Three other people are reported missing, authorities told CNN.

The man was found in a large amount of debris which covered part of Highway 24, the sheriff's office said in a news release. It was unclear why he left his vehicle, which was in the same area where he was found.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office said the man is believed to have died as the result of drowning.

The flooding occurred in the area of the Waldo Canyon wildfire. The burn scar left behind makes the area susceptible to flash flooding, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

"The ground has trouble absorbing it. It easily rushes off," Pydynowski said.

Up to 0.39 inches of rain was reported around Colorado Springs, but Manitou Springs is at a higher elevation and no rainfall total was available, Pydynowski said.