Authorities have confirmed two more deaths from Northern California's wildfires, taking the total to 23.

The massive complex of blazes has burned 265 square miles since breaking out almost simultaneously on Sunday night. They have destroyed at least 3,500 homes and businesses.

At least 180 people are injured and hundreds have been reported missing.

A Southern California wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings — most of them homes — is now 40 percent contained.

Fire officials say winds that propelled the blaze across 12.5 square miles (32 sq. kilometers) of northern Orange County have eased and a cooler, wetter marine layer of air should help the fight Tuesday night.

Information: Associated Press