COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a flash flood in an area burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire last year has left mud and debris on U.S. 24 and damaged some homes.
U.S. 24 was closed Monday evening just west of Manitou Springs after heavy rain socked the area. El Paso County sheriff's officials reported unspecified damage to about 20 homes, including roughly a half dozen with significant damage.
Colorado Springs officials say more than 160 people were relocated from a low-lying trailer park as a precaution.
The soil in areas burned by wildfires can repel water, leading to flooding.
However Colorado Springs officials say that due to recent rains, public fireworks displays are now allowed. The city had enacted fire restrictions in June due to extreme wildfire danger. Personal fireworks remain illegal.