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Some evacuations lifted in destructive Colo. fire


Associated Press


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The number of homes destroyed in Colorado's most destructive wildfire ever continues to rise.

Authorities reported early Saturday that 473 houses had been incinerated. That compares with a report of a little over 400 just a few hours earlier.

Still, authorities are lifting evacuation orders after firefighters made a dramatic advance Friday against the blaze, which has also killed two people.

A surprise rain shower in the afternoon helped firefighters expand containment on the fire outside of Colorado Springs, the state's second largest city.

Authorities say as many as 5,000 people are estimated to live in neighborhoods east, north, and west of the fire, where the evacuation orders have been lifted.

The Black Forest Fire began Tuesday is now 30 percent contained.

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