Flash Flooding Hits Wildfire Burn Scar in Northern New Mexico

Flash flooding hit an area scarred by a recent major wildfire, the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire, in Mora County, northern New Mexico, on July 12.

Footage posted to Twitter shows fast-flowing water. The source said the video was filmed in Guadalupita, an unincorporated community in Mora County.

“Our driveway turned into a raging river as water and debris crashed down the fire break from the ridge,” she said.

The National Weather Service had warned of flash flooding due to strong storms and heavy rain.

Authorities urged residents in burn-scar areas to " closely monitor alerts" due to rainfall.

“This type of rainfall can create dangerous flash flooding conditions and potential debris flows over and below recent burn scars,” authorities said.

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire scorched more than 525 square miles of land. Credit: @loveyk via Storyful

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