The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local):

7:40 a.m.

California Highway patrol Officer S. Kizito verifies that a woman seeking to return to Malibu in Southern California is an actual resident after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
California Highway patrol Officer S. Kizito verifies that a woman seeking to return to Malibu in Southern California is an actual resident after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Gusty Santa Ana winds continue to fan Southern California wildfires but forecasters say a change in the weather is coming.

A long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu, Calif., in Southern California wait at a checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu, Calif., in Southern California wait at a checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The fire west of Los Angeles that killed two people flared again before sunrise Wednesday but the flames are devouring vegetation in rugged, uninhabited mountains.

Sarah Gronseth kisses her dog Branch in the bed of a truck in a parking lot, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Chico Calif. Gronseth, a teacher, evacuated some of her high school students in her truck as the fire bore down on the high school in Paradise, Calif. She lost her home in the fire. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Sarah Gronseth kisses her dog Branch in the bed of a truck in a parking lot, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Chico Calif. Gronseth, a teacher, evacuated some of her high school students in her truck as the fire bore down on the high school in Paradise, Calif. She lost her home in the fire. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The National Weather Service says winds will weaken and critical fire danger warnings will expire by evening.

Some evacuations remain in place but thousands of residents have been allowed to return home. An estimated 435 buildings have been counted destroyed so far and assessments are continuing.

A search and rescue workers search for human remains at a burned out trailer park from the Camp fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The deadliest, most destructive blaze in California history has killed multiple people. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A search and rescue workers search for human remains at a burned out trailer park from the Camp fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The deadliest, most destructive blaze in California history has killed multiple people. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The fire has scorched more than 152 square miles (394 square kilometers) since last week and is 47 percent contained.

A search and rescue worker searches for human remains at a burned out trailer park from the Camp Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The deadliest, most destructive blaze in California history has killed multiple people.  (AP Photo/John Locher)
A search and rescue worker searches for human remains at a burned out trailer park from the Camp Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The deadliest, most destructive blaze in California history has killed multiple people. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A new fire erupted late Tuesday in the Fontana area of San Bernardino County but firefighters reported good progress overnight, holding the blaze to 147 acres (59 hectares).

A metal figure of a frog stands outside a home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Dume Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu in Southern California, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A metal figure of a frog stands outside a home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Dume Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu in Southern California, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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A burned wooden walkway leads to a home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Dume Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu in Southern California, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A burned wooden walkway leads to a home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Dume Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu in Southern California, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

12 a.m.

A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends.

A lawn jockey stands in front of a home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Dume Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu in Southern California Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A lawn jockey stands in front of a home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Dume Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu in Southern California Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Authorities on Tuesday reported six more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 48. They haven’t disclosed the total number still missing, but earlier in the week that figure was more than 200.

Thousands returned to neighborhoods evacuated during Southern California’s deadly wildfire but officials said the threat is far from over. The huge blaze briefly gained renewed life Tuesday with a flare-up in the Santa Monica Mountains. (Nov. 14)

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said a list of the missing would be released soon and that 100 National Guard troops would help teams already looking for remains.

Authorities on Tuesday reported six more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 48. They haven't disclosed the total number still missing, but earlier in the week that figure was more than 200. (Nov. 14)
Authorities on Tuesday reported six more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 48. They haven’t disclosed the total number still missing, but earlier in the week that figure was more than 200. (Nov. 14)

As authorities increased efforts, people waited for any word on those still not found.

Greg Gibson was one of the people searching the message board Tuesday, hoping to find information about his neighbors. They’ve been reported missing, but he doesn’t know if they tried to escape or hesitated a few minutes longer than he did before fleeing Paradise, the town of 27,000 which was consumed last Thursday. About 7,700 homes were destroyed.

Source: The Associated Press

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