Boy Scouts evacuated from Spanish Peaks Scout Camp in southern Colorado again

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. - Dozens of Boy Scouts remained evacuated from a ranch in southern Colorado on Thursday at noon.

The 92 boy scouts, 55 adult leaders and camp staff were evacuated due to flooding late Wednesday night.

The Pikes Peak Red Cross said the group is at an evacuation center at the Community Center in Walsenburg. The Red Cross provided breakfast at the evacuation center this morning and The Salvation Army is providing lunch.

"It is not known how long the scouts will need to remain at the Walsenburg evacuation center," according to the Red Cross.

The Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch was evacuated just last week - after a storm moved through the East Peak Fire burn scar and caused a creek on the property near Walsenburg to rise.

Some scouts rode on top of an SUV to get out of the area.

Scouts at the ranch were also forced to evacuate last year after the East Peak Fire erupted nearby. The fire has made the land more prone to flooding.

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