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FOREST FALLS, Calif. – As many as 500 children at a church camp may be trapped after torrential rain an mudslides shut down a California town.

Officials say they have made contact with the children and adults at the camp in Forest Falls.

Church camp leaders say they are all safe and are not impacted by the flooding.

Authorities have been using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to try to reach them.

The San Bernadino Fire Department says most of the roads are impassable due to mudflows.

In fact, an area fire station had to be evacuated.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries or missing residents.

The fire chief says some roads are covered in rocks up to six to eight feet tall.

Firefighters say it could take three to four days to clear the roadways.

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