REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is facing another lawsuit for the company possibly playing a role in starting the wildfires that raged through Northern California in October. The most recent lawsuit has been filed by a group of neighbors in Mendocino County, making it now the 11th lawsuit filed against the electricity company, officials said.
According to officials, the plaintiffs are claiming gross negligence and violation of utility and safety codes. The suit was filed in the San Francisco Superior Court.
In response to the lawsuit, PG&E sent the following statement to North Coast News:
"Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and communities we serve. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires.
We are aware that lawsuits have been filed. There has been no determination on the causes of the fires. We're focused on doing everything we can to help these communities rebuild and recover."