The fire started on June 23 around noon in the Pike National Fires. On June 26, the fire exploded eastward toward the city, engulfing several neighborhoods and destroying 346 homes.
More than 1,500 personnel are fighting the blaze.
Residents of all homes on Eileen Court, Centauri Road, Boardwalk Drive and Corporate Plaza Drive may return on Monday. Full utilities, including gas, have been restored to these homes. These residents are to remain on pre-evacuation status.
Residents who were evacuated on June 27 from the Mountain Shadows and Flying W areas were escorted back into their neighborhoods on Sunday to check their homes for damage. They will not be allowed to fully return for four to six weeks because of utility and infrastructure damage. El Paso County opened a Disaster Recovery Center Saturday at 105 N. Spruce. Hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. More than 400 people went through the center on Saturday. The center will be open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on July 4.
So far, 22 burglaries were reported in the evacuated areas.
Thunderstorms and weather fronts around the fire area are helping supression efforts.
On June 29, President Obama arrived in Colorado Springs to visit burned neighborhoods, thank firefighters, and visit a Red Cross evacuation center.
Colorado Springs Police say the remains of two people were found in a burned home. The first body was discovered on June 28 as crews began searching the homes destroyed by the fire. The second body was found on June 29. The names of the victims have not been released.
According to fire officials, they expect to have the Waldo Canyon Fire fully contained on July 16.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The cost of the fire is estimated at $8.8 million.