A Santa Rosa couple filed the first lawsuit against PG&E in connection with the deadly Northern California wildfires and alleges negligence and violations of various utility and safety codes.
At the same time, the death toll from the disaster grew to 42 after the remains of a man were found in a residence late Tuesday, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday morning.
As of Wednesday, 53 people remained missing in Sonoma County alone although there are also wildfires in Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Butte and several other Northern California counties.
One additional death was confirmed in Santa Rosa, the largest city in Sonoma County, when authorities found a man in the Fountaingrove community late Tuesday. Of the 42 deaths so far, 23 have been in Sonoma County.
"We had a missing person report in that [Fountaingrove] area and went to that home and found them dead in the house," Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office told CNBC.