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One dead, two missing after floods in the Colorado Gorge

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One person was killed and two others were missing in a canyon area of ​​Colorado after flooding Tuesday, officials said.

Emergency evacuations were issued for parts of Larimer County due to flooding in Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins.

The electric co-op Poudre Valley REA tweeted that mudslides took power lines down and bridges were out, making damage assessment difficult.

The body of one person was recovered and officials were looking for others who were confirmed missing, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jered Kramer said in an email.

Up to an inch of rain may have fallen on the Cameron Peak Fire scar in Larimer County on Tuesday, according to radar estimates, said Bob Kleyla, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

The fire last year was the largest in Colorado history, burning more than 208,000 acres.

Areas burned by forest fires are prone to mudslides because the soil no longer absorbs precipitation and it runs downhill, Kleyla said.

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