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Rain predicted for Bay Area, Camp Fire burn zone

(KRON) - Forecasters are predicting rain early next week for Northern California.

The wet weather could help firefighters extinguish the Camp Fire earlier than expected.

The rain will also help improve the air quality in the Bay Area. 

Wednesday is when the Bay Area will most likely see its first drop of moisture, leading into the holiday. 

But officials say rain could complicate the efforts of dozens of teams who are sifting through ash and debris, looking for human remains.

The National Weather Service said Friday that the northeast corner of California, where the town of Paradise is located, will get rain starting Tuesday night.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Thursday he brought in dozens of search teams to search for remains "as expeditiously as possible."

At least 63 people were killed after the fire swept through Paradise and other communities on Nov. 8.

Honea's office Thursday published a missing list with 631 names that probably includes names of people who fled the blaze and don't know they are being sought.

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