Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:57 AM by Summer Yu
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - New figures show there were more burglaries of homes evacuated during the Waldo Canyon fire than initially thought.
The Gazette reports Colorado Springs police are confirming burglaries in 42 homes and 43 cars of evacuees. Police said July 11 they had confirmed 37 home burglaries and 28 car break-ins.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing one of the homes.
An anonymous donor has offered $50,000 as a reward for people with information about the other break-ins.
The wildfire fire burned across about 29 square miles in the Colorado Springs area after it started June 23. It killed two people and burned 359 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. The blaze was fully contained by July 10. Its cause is under investigation.