COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2012)--More than 150 National Guard soldiers and airmen were helping Colorado Springs police staff roadblocks and patrol streets Saturday after a deadly wildfire killed two people and destroyed nearly 350 homes.
Police Chief Pete Carey said Saturday the presence of military personnel will allow his department to resume normal police work in the rest of the city.
The 26-square-mile Waldo Canyon fire is 30 percent contained.
Investigators haven't been able to visit the area where the fire broke out on June 23 to determine the cause.
About 10,000 people remain evacuated, down from more than 30,000 at the fire's peak.
Two bodies were found in the ruins of one house.
The victims' names haven't been released.
Police say fewer than 10 people may be unaccounted for.