Correctional Officer Jessica Smith, 31, was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with an inmate, assault by a public officer and unauthorized computer access, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
As of Saturday night, the fire has destroyed 925 residences and 90 residences have sustained damage.
Correctional Officer Jessica Smith was arrested and booked into the Main Jail.
At last check, the fire has destroyed more than 925 homes. Past and present Santa Cruz County Supervisors are not surprised the numbers rival that of the Loma Prieta earthquake and like the earthquake, rebuilding could take years.
"We have a number of guard crews that have been on year-round and have been trained and divvied out to specific units of Cal Fire to do fuel mitigation work and reduce the fuels," Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mark Brunton said during a Monday morning update on Twitter.
The fires have claimed 84,600 acres since being ignited by lightning strikes on Aug. 16, destroying 755 residences and damaging 84.
Some evacuation orders remain in effect.
The press conference was held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
The hotel program is managed by the State Department of General Services and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Fire victims now have access to a plethora of services.
One person has died and another person has been injured since the fires were sparked by lightning on Aug. 16.
Evacuation zones appear to be thinning out.
The press conference was held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Experts said extremely dry conditions below the surface allowed the fire to spread 1,000 acres along the only escape route available.
Authorities asked anyone with information of their whereabouts to call the sheriff’s office at 831-471-1121.
Steven Carrillo, who officials say is associated with the extremist anti-government “boogaloo” group, entered the plea in the June 6 death of Santa Cruz Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller in Ben Lomond.
As of Thursday, the CZU Lightning Complex Fire had burned 81,330 acres and was 21% contained.
Brian Lee Johnson, 37, of Live Oak allegedly confessed the crime to investigators.
The sheriff made the announcement at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Cal Fire Operations Chief Mark Brunton called the act "saddening" and said it's the last thing crews should have to experience while they're battling out of control fires with limited resources.