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Residents on eastern side of Cameron Peak burn scar given flash flood warning

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The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning just after noon Sunday for residents in the canyons near the Cameron Peak burn scar. 

Heavy rain has caused damage to roads and homes in these areas in the recent past. In fact, a woman and her daughter perished last month when dark, ash-filled water raged through their family's property. 

The same storm damaged several stretches of Larimer County Road 44H which has been closed to anyone other than residents since. 

A damaged section of Larimer County Road 44H on July 17, 2022, observed overhead from Copter4. The road remains closed. credit: Larimer County Office of Emergency Management

The NWS asked residents in the Big Thompson and Buckhorn canyons to immediately seek higher ground. 

Floodwaters darkened with the soot and ash from the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar are seen on July 15 at the intersection of Buckhorn Road and Stove Prairie Road about eight miles west of Fort Collins.  (credit: CBS)

The warning lasted until 2:45 p.m. But at that time, NWS listed another warning for people in another section of the burn scar.

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