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Overall, the 28-square-mile fire was 70 percent contained Tuesday, but fire chief Rick Brown says the portion burning in the city has been fully surrounded.

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.

In Colorado Springs, about 900 people evacuated by the Waldo Canyon Fire will be allowed back later in the day as crews work to restore utilities.

About 2,100 people are still evacuated, including those who lost homes.

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.

City firefighters will help enforce a ban on fireworks on July 4.

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