Fears of further California fire damage

Firefighters are facing strengthening hot dry desert winds as they try to contain two major blazes.

The Latest: Man searching for missing mother after fire The Latest: Man searching for missing mother after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Sol Bechtold is driving shelter to

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Sol Bechtold is driving shelter to shelter searching for his 75-year-old mother, who remains missing after her house burned down in Magalia, just north of Paradise, in Northern California. Bechtold made a flyer with a photo of his mother, Joanne Caddy, which he posted on social media and was pinning to bulletin boards at shelters, and showing to displaced people there. He found some of her neighbors, but they had not seen Caddy since the fire. Most had been working when the fire hit last week, and were unable to make it back to their neighborhood because roads were closed amid the advancing flames, Bechtold said in a telephone interview. Caddy and her husband had moved to Magalia, a former gold-mining camp, from Fremont, California, in the Bay Area, 30 years ago.

A mobile DNA lab and anthropologists are called in to help identify the dead.

The Santa Ana winds may fan flames further on Sunday and Monday.

Southern Californians battered by wildfires that killed 2

The death toll from another massive fire in northern California has reached 23, bringing the statewide total to 25.

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25 people have died in the fires so far.