The most destructive fire in Colorado history has been fully contained within Colorado Springs.
Overall, the 28-square-mile fire was 80 percent contained Tuesday evening, but fire chief Rick Brown says the portion burning in the city is fully surrounded.
In western Colorado, pre-evacuation orders for residents in and around DeBeque have been lifted, and firefighters don't expect the nearly 14,000-acre Pine Ridge fire to grow any farther.
Meanwhile, the Weber fire near Mancos was 85 percent contained.
In Colorado Springs, about 900 people evacuated by the Waldo Canyon fire will be allowed back later in the day. About 2,100 people are still out of their homes.
Also Tuesday, a 3-acre fire that prompted 29 pre-evacuation notices in a subdivision north of Livermore was quickly controlled. The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, and 12 structures are in the area.
A newspaper's analysis indicates that Colorado's most destructive wildfire burned homes worth a total of more than $110 million in one of the neighborhoods affected by the blaze.
The Denver Post reports the actual losses are expected to run much higher as residents of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs calculate the loss of their possessions and the price of replacing the homes. The newspaper reports El Paso County assessor records identified the combined market values of 341 of the destroyed homes at $110.2 million.
Almost 350 homes were destroyed in the blaze, but assessor's records don't match a handful of the addresses that have been identified by the city as total losses. Data provided by the city indicate 50 other homes were visibly damaged.