South Napa earthquake aftermath: Dozens injured, homes destroyed, thousands without power

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At least four homes were destroyed and tens of thousands were left without power after a 6.0-magnitude quake struck the northern Bay Area Sunday.

At least four homes were destroyed and tens of thousands were left without power after a 6.0-magnitude quake struck the northern San Francisco Bay Area Sunday.

The earthquake sent at least 120 people to Queen of the Valley hospital. Most patients were treated for cuts, bumps and bruises, according to spokeswoman Vanessa DeGier.

The tremor set off car alarms and had residents of neighboring Sonoma County running out of their houses in the middle of night. 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. Crews have responded to approximately at least 50 gas main breaks and 30 water main leaks, the city of Napa reported.

Napa City Manager Mike Parness said 15 to 16 buildings were red-tagged. Several historic buildings were also damaged, including Sam Kee Laundry, Goodman Library and the Napa County Courthouse.

California Highway Patrol inspectors were evaluating damaged buildings, bridges and roads.

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