COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - It's been a hot, grueling week for crews battling the most destructive fire in Colorado history, but they've made enough progress to allow most of the evacuees to return home.
The Waldo Canyon fire has destroyed nearly 350 homes near Colorado Springs and about 3,000 people remain under evacuation orders.
Officials estimate they have the blaze 45 percent contained and are expressing confidence that fire lines will keep the flames from spreading farther.
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