09/12/2013 11:20 p.m. Four Mile Canyon flash flood

A large surge of water, mud, rocks and debris, including cars, about 30 feet deep is heading down Fourmile Creek, according to an 11:10 p.m. call to Boulder County by a resident of Emerson Gulch. The flow is expected to reach Boulder Creek at about midnight. Residents are warned to go to higher ground!

Emerson Gulch is in the midst of the Fourmile Canyon fire burn area which was denuded of grass, trees and brush.