Injuries Reported after California Quake, Thousands without Power

Damage is seen on a building in Napa County, California, on August 24, 2014, following a magnitude 6 earthquake that was centered nearby. (Credit CBS)
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NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Three people were seriously injured after a large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area, and nearly 90 patients have been treated at one hospital.

The city of Napa in California wine country said in a statement Sunday that two adults and one child have critical injuries and Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa has treated 87 people. Hospital spokesman Vanessa DeGier says most patients have cuts, bumps, bruises.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the hardest hit areas.

Napa Fire Department Operations Chief John Callanan says the city has exhausted its own resources extinguishing six fires, transporting injured residents, searching homes for anyone who might be trapped and answering calls about gas leaks, water main breaks and downed power lines that have left thousands with no electricity.

The earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. about 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6 miles southwest of Napa.

Inspectors are evaluating damaged buildings, bridges and roads.

A building is partially collapsed due to a 6.0-magnitude earthquake, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. AP PHOTO/BEN MARGOT
Location of magnitude 6 earthquake in California on August 24, 2014 CBS NEWS
A mobile home park burns after a fire erupted following a large earthquake centered nearby in Napa, California, on August 24, 2014. CBS 13/PETER RONEY
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