Northern California Wildfire Mostly Contained but Wind Poses Hazards

The Round Fire began burning Friday near Bishop, California, on Friday.
The Round Fire began burning Friday near Bishop, California, on Friday.Jim Stimson / CalFire via AP

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Fire crews were mopping up Sunday from the wind-whipped Round Fire in Inyo and Mono counties in Northern California, which burned 7,000 acres, destroyed 40 homes and forced the evacuations of about 250 people.

No flames remained visible Sunday afternoon, but because some areas were still smoldering amid winds gusting to 45 mph, state fire officials officially put the fire's containment at 65 percent and said the evacuated residents of Swall Meadows — where 39 of the 40 homes were destroyed beginning Friday — and Paradise should continue to stay away because of downed power lines.

— Jim Seida and M. Alex Johnson