Round Fire Destroys 40 Homes in Sierra Nevada; 7,000 Acres Burned

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The Round Fire prompted mandatory evacuations in two small towns on Feb. 6, 2015. (Credit: Tim Dunfee)

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A Northern California wildfire that began Friday afternoon has destroyed 40 homes, according to authorities.

The blaze burning at the base of the Sierra Nevada, named the Round fire, has grown to 7,000 acres and is 65% contained as of Sunday morning, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.

The towns of Paradise and Swall Meadows remain under a mandatory evacuation due to the wildfire, according to Sheriff’s Department.

There are 500 fire fighters, 35 fire engines and one helicopter working the blaze, according to the state’s incident report.

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