COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 29, 2012)--Firefighters were searching Friday for bodies in the nearly 350 homes that were burned to the ground in Colorado Springs, Colo., in the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.
The remains of one person were found Thursday in what was left standing of one home, and a second person who lived there was missing Friday.
In all, the police chief says fewer than 10 people are unaccounted for.
Crews on the front lines have been making slow but steady progress against the flames.
The 26-square-mile blaze was about 15 percent contained Friday.
Authorities have begun lifting some of the evacuation orders for the more than 30,000 people who fled their homes earlier in the week.
Authorities say the fire didn't gain any ground overnight.
The weather was clear and mostly calm, which was a welcome break from the lightning and high winds that drove the flames.
As residents wait anxiously to see what's left of their homes, police are reporting several burglaries in evacuated areas along with break-ins of cars packed with evacuees' possessions outside hotels.