First fire, then floods in some besieged Western forests and towns

  • by: DAN ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 9:55 AM

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — Drenching rain in the wildfire-blackened hills below Colorado's Pikes Peak sent a torrent of rock and mud into the tourist town of Manitou Springs this month, killing a 53-year-old man and smashing into dozens of houses.

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