The 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fire burned more than 1,000 structures, including over 950 homes in Santa Cruz County.Get the latest updates delivered to your inbox by signing up for our newsletter.

The Santa Cruz County Fire Recovery website serves as an informative tool to aide those impacted by the recent wildfires and help them navigate the recovery and rebuild process. This website is continuously updated as new information becomes available.

The County’s fire recovery efforts are the result of direction provided by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, who formed the Office of Response, Recovery and Resilience (OR3) in December 2020. The primary mission of the OR3 is to coordinate CZU Lightning Complex Fire recovery efforts and to focus on responding to opportunities to build the County’s resilience for future disasters.