Napa resident describes earthquake destruction

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A Napa resident woke up and found his neighbor's house on fire after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the northern San Francisco Bay area Sunday.

A Napa resident woke up and found his neighbor's house on fire after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the northern San Francisco Bay area Sunday.

The quake caused six significant fires and destroyed four mobile homes, Napa Division Fire Chief Darren Drake said. Firefighting efforts were complicated by broken water mains.

"Unfortunately, the earthquake knocked out several water mains, and when the fire department arrived, they had no water pressure. We do have two swimming pools in the community and they were able to safen water out of the pool into their truck and come back several times to fight the fire behind my house," the unidentified resident said. "My house is fine. I feel so sorry for Lorraine, who lives behind me, but she's fine also. It's just stuff, we have lost a lot of stuff but these are half-a-million, $1 million homes, but this is a lovely community here in Napa, and we take care of each other."

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