Two new lawsuits have been filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in San Francisco Superior Court, claiming the utility's negligence is responsible for the devastating Northern California wildfires.
The fires have killed at least 43 people.
One case was filed Thursday morning by three families in Redwood Valley in Mendocino County, who fled for their lives early on the morning of Oct. 9 and lost their homes.
"We lost everything," homeowner Nemesio Ruiz said at a news conference outside the courthouse Thursday.
Another lawsuit was filed in the same court late Wednesday by a Santa Rosa husband and wife who were severely burned as they ran through the flames on foot and their nightclothes caught fire.