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Fire death toll rises to 42, California anticipates much-needed rain

SAN FRANCISCO: The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 42 on Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said, as rescuers found another body. The latest victim was found in Sonoma County, the worst-hit part of California's wine-growing region that has been scorched by multiple infernos raging since October 9 but now largely under control. Cal Fire said almost 10,000 firefighters were still battling 13 major fires, however, with more than 850 square kilometres (325 square…