Fire erupts after quake rocks California wine country
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:00
A mobile home park is set ablaze in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit California wine country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A mobile home complex was consumed by fire early Sunday morning (August 24) in damage sustained from the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Napa Valley in California.
Residents of Napa Valley Mobile Home Park were evacuated from their homes into the center's clubhouse after four homes were destroyed and eight other units suffered damage, according to local media reports.
Napa Fire Department officials told local media outlets that authorities were still investing the cause of the fire but it initially seems to be caused by a gas line that ruptured.
The City of Napa reported the area has sustained breaks in 50 gas lines and leaks in 30 water mains.
The 6.0 magnitude earthquake is the biggest in the region in 25 years jolted many residents out of bed when it hit at 3:20 a.m. local time (1020 GMT), centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the City of Napa, population 77,000.
The city of Napa reported on its website that 87 patients were being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital with three of those injuries serious.
Most damage appeared centered around Napa, a famous wine-producing region and a major tourist destination in northern California, north of San Francisco, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town.
There have been no reports of any fatalities.
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