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Jun 21, 2011 2:53 PM

Sheriff Dever admits communication issues on Monument Fire

HEREFORD - In a press conference this morning, Larry Dever admitted that the Cochise County Sheriff's Department should have been doing more to get information about the Monument Fire out to the media.

"This is something that, frankly, me, and the sheriff's department should have done several days ago," he said. "Going through some footage late last night, became very clear that we aren't doing a good a job as we could have in getting information to the media."

Sheriff Dever went on to say that: "The drama may be dwindling to some degree."

He says that this evening, firefighters will be performing a controlled burn to keep the Monument Fire from dropping into Ramsey Canyon. He says this burn will cause a lot of smoke, which may drift down into the surrounding communities.

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