Editor's Note: CBS News live coverage of the wildfires in Northern and Southern California can be seen here. Monday's original story is below.
Strong winds were blowing again Monday in California, bringing with them bad news for millions of people hoping to avoid some of the most destructive wildfires the state has ever seen. The whipping winds -- and tinder-dry conditions -- will threaten areas statewide for the rest of the week, fire officials warned.
They said it could take weeks to fully contain the blazes raging across Northern and Southern California. So far, at least 44 people have been killed -- 42 in the "Camp Fire" alone, making it the deadliest wildfire in California history. More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains as anxious relatives visited shelters and called police hoping to find loved ones alive.
The Camp Fire had burned almost 7,200 structures as of Monday evening, most of them homes -- meaning the Northern California wildfire is also the most destructive in state history. Some 15,000 more structures were threatened. It had chewed up some 117,000 acres.
The Camp Fire is one of three major wildfires burning in the state. The "Woolsey Fire" and "Hill Fire" are burning northwest of Los Angeles.