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Flash flooding causes massive debris flows near Forest Falls

August 17, 2012 |  3:46 pm

Heavy downpours in the San Bernardino Mountains triggered massive mud flows in the Forest Falls and surrounding area Friday afternoon, causing authorities to scramble to check on residents' safety.

San Bernardino Forest officials reported flash flooding in the Forest Falls and Mill Creek area Friday afternoon.

Cindy Bachman, a San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman, said deputies were checking on residents in the Forest Falls and Big Falls areas because of reports of significant mud and debris flowing down the hillsides.

Parts of Highway 38 were obstructed by the mud flow.

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