BLACK FOREST, Colo. (CBS4) – There is a move to get rid of the fire chief in the town of Black Forest.READ MORE: Colorado Water Suppliers Seeing 'Traditional Patterns' Change Each Year
Organizers have started a petition drive calling for his immediate firing. It began when Fire Chief Bob Harvey said last week the devastating Black Forest wildfire last summer appeared to be intentionally set.
“I tell my board exactly what myself and a couple of other investigators that I engaged with, come up with are conclusions,” said Harvey.READ MORE: 'This Is Offering Them Shelter For The Night': City Of Northglenn Converts Old Rec Center Into Winter Housing For Homeless
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa disagrees and didn’t like Harvey talking about the investigation.
“Absolutely shocked, especially since it is about 180 degrees from what the evidence shows according to the last briefing I had. And to make that public and let the public believe that is more damaging than anything,” said Maketa.
The fight over the fire has also played out on Facebook.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Colorado Bobcat Hunts For Next Meal
The Black Forest Fire is considered the most destructive fire in Colorado history.