Controversy over the sequence of events during the early stages of the Black Forest fire has prompted Sheriff Terry Maketa to release his version of the timeline of events.
The timeline includes audio clips of 911 and dispatch calls.
Maketa and Black Forest Fire and Rescue District have offered different accounts of when responsibility for coordinating the fire response was transferred from local to county and then state oversight.
The fire department said the state took control of the fire at 3:10 p.m. the day it started. Maketa said that transfer of authority did not take place until hours later at 5:20 p.m.
The board for the Black Forest Fire Department appointed an independent investigator to review the response to the fire.
The Black Forest Fire Department released a statement through a spokesman Monday afternoon questioning the sheriff's motives for releasing the tapes during an open investigation. They also added that Sheriff Maketa has been cooperative with their investigation as well.
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