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Feb. 27, 2017 - Arson was determined as the cause of a residential structure fire in the 1100 block of Alta Street Saturday evening. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Arriving firefighters found fire and heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters initiated a quick attack on the blaze and began searching the structure for any occupants. It took 18 firefighters about 10 minutes to knock down the fire. Firefighters remained on scene until about 8:15 p.m. to ensure the fire was completely extinguished and conduct an investigation.

Feb. 6, 2017 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18, in observation of Presidents Day weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Household Hazardous Waste site is located at 500 Kansas St. During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, e-waste, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

Dec. 20, 2016 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 31, in observation of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Jan. 7.

Dec. 20, 2016 - The Redlands Fire Department named Richard Beall of Beall Financial & Insurance as the recipient of the inaugural “BOSS” (Business Occupant Safety Survey) award, which was announced Friday, Dec. 9, at the Redlands Fire Department Family Festive Friday event.

The Redlands City Council approved the BOSS program in an effort to reduce the impact of government fees on small businesses within Redlands.  The BOSS Program, intended as an educational program for small businesses and building owners, equips them with critical knowledge they need to keep their employees, customers and property fire safe by adhering to the requirements of the California Fire Code.

Dec. 8, 2016 - Investigators from the Redlands Fire Department and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating multiple small fires that were set at First Baptist Church at the intersection of Olive Avenue and Cajon Street. 

The fires had burned out before they were discovered on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and were most likely set between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Dec. 6, 2016 - Join Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier and the Redlands Fire Department from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, for Family Festive Friday.

At 6 p.m. Chief Frazier will provide a review of the past year and a look at what’s ahead for the Redlands Fire Department, followed by a Christmas tree burn and fire safety demonstration at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 22, 2016 - This year marks 24 years of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. During this season of giving, the Redlands Fire Department will again join firefighters across Southern California in the collection and distribution of new toys and sports equipment for children in need.

The Spark of Love Toy Drive collected and distributed over 500,000 toys last year. Each year’s success is a result of various communities and organizations coming together in the spirit of giving.  

The Spark of Love program is a part of the Redlands Fire Department’s mission to preserve the past and protect the future. This positive interaction with the Fire Department builds goodwill within our community and provides kids with positive role models. Through Spark of Love, Redlands Firefighters were able to help 123 families last year, including more than 800 young people.

Nov. 11, 2016 - A park restroom building was severely damaged in an early morning fire Friday.

Redlands firefighters responded to reports of a smell of smoke in the area of Colton Avenue between Dearborn and Judson streets shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. As firefighters were searching for the source of the smell additional reports came in of a structure fire at Crafton Park in the 500 block of Wabash Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, they found a park restroom heavily involved with fire and portions of the roof collapsing. Firefighters knocked down the blaze within 15 minutes and remained on scene to overhaul the building for another two hours.

Nov. 7, 2016 - Firefighters responded to a structure fire at a century-old Victorian home in the 1000 block of North 6th Street Sunday evening. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters responded to the residential fire at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. When they arrived, they found active fire in the home’s basement. Fire suppression efforts were hampered by the age of the home, built more than 100 years ago before building codes were designed to prevent fire spread through the spaces in the walls, floors, basements and attics. The fire spread quickly, burning out the stairways to the second floor and into the attic. Access to the second floor was only available using ladders through the windows, and damage to the floors increased the hazards to firefighters. 


Sept. 19, 2016 - No injuries were reported but two dogs were rescued during an early morning apartment fire Monday.

Redlands Firefighters responded to the blaze at an apartment building in the 900 block of Lombard Street at approximately 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Arriving units found heavy smoke and fire to a ground-level apartment extending to the unit above and a number of people outside the building.

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