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Israeli forest fire extinguished - police

JERUSALEM, Israel, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A forest fire that killed 41 people in northern Israel’s Carmel region has been extinguished, Israeli police said on Monday.

Efforts to beat down the blaze, which erupted on Thursday, were helped by overnight rains, a rarity in what has been an especially parched winter for Israel.

“All of the fires were officially extinguished as of midnight,” police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.

Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Michael Roddy

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