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2 Killed In Northern Colorado Flash Floods: Sheriff

LARIMER COUNTY, CO — Two people were killed Friday in flash flooding that washed out several roads in Larimer County, authorities say.

Officers responded to a call that a trailer took Buckhorn Road west of Fort Collins around 5 p.m. Friday. Authorities found the trailer around 7:30 p.m. and found that a woman and girl inside the trailer had not survived, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Moderate flooding occurred in the Glen Haven area, and the Crystal Mountain and Buckhorn areas experienced extensive flooding, including washed out private bridges and culverts. Buckhorn Road was washed out near mile marker 25, authorities said.

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Larimer County damage assessment crews reported one home destroyed, one outbuilding sustained moderate damage, and 5 homes sustained minor damage. Authorities will continue debris clearance operations on Monday morning.

Flooding closed County Road 44H in the Buckhorn area on Friday, and the road is still only open to emergency vehicles as of Sunday morning, authorities said.

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The flooding occurred in areas affected by Cameron’s peak fire in 2020. There is currently no threat of flash flooding in the burned area, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s and possibly above 100 degrees on Monday, forecasters say.

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