MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF

Welcome to the Colton Fire Department’s (CFD) website.

The CFD vision statement is:

The Fire Department will provide comprehensive emergency services to our citizens, visitors, and employees. We will cultivate leaders at all levels of the Department through education, training, and high ethical standards. We will treat all others as we would want to be treated.”

Our first core value is:

“Putting the Community First; it is the spirit that guides all actions of the Fire Department “

It is my honor to serve the citizens of Colton as their Fire Chief. Our vision and core values reflect on what we want to be and what we value.  Each of our firefighters and staff strive to serve our community to the best of our abilities.  We realize that every shift we interact with our residents and visitors in some of their greatest times of need; this is a humbling honor we do not take for granted.

The Colton Fire Department (CFD) was formed on November 21, 1889 and currently serves a population of 54,828 people in the 16-square mile city out of four strategically located fire stations. There are currently 41 full-time firefighters, one Executive Assistant, two volunteers, and one contract Physician Medical Director who staff the department.  In 2018 the department responded to over 7,200 calls for service dispatched through the Confire Joint Powers Agency Dispatch.  CFD deploys three Type-I engines and a Truck that each are staffed by one Captain, one Engineer, and one Firefighter Paramedic; one Battalion Chief is on-duty per day and one Fire Marshal.  Colton has provided Paramedic Advanced Life Support to its citizens as one of the first paramedic providers in San Bernardino County since July 1975.

Colton Fire is a thriving Department with a rich culture that goes back more than 125 years. We are active partners with surrounding communities and respond as part of a robust mutual aid system.  Over the past few years we have seen many retirements and have recruited new Firefighters, promoted new Engineers and Captains, and are currently preparing to promote a new Battalion Chief.  These new recruits and promotions represent an exciting time for CFD as we introduce new faces and innovations to our Department.  Our Fire Marshal has been busy over the last year assuring that inspections, plan checks, and other prevention activities are completed in a time of increased growth and construction in Colton.  Disaster Preparedness, grants, and Community Emergency Response Teams are an on-going focus.  The Fire Explorer Program is a priority for us and we to try to hire from those ranks.  We continue to work jointly with the Loma Linda Fire Department, sharing Command Staff resources.

The Fire Department is in process of implementing industry best practices for cancer prevention of our firefighters.   This includes particulate resistant flash hoods, second sets of turnouts, extractor washing machines, and other engineering practices.  We have a new grant funded fire engine ready to be delivered.  Staff will be writing a new Strategic Plan this year, and we look forward to planning our path forward over the next five years.

Colton Fire Department will continue to function as a partner with our community and we look forward to maintaining exceptional service to our residents, visitors, and neighbors.

Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at 909-370-5100.

Sincerely,

Tim McHargue, Fire Chief

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36 minutes ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire crews worked tonight to extricate the driver of this truck. A total of four vehicles were involved in this traffic accident at Pepper Ave. and San Bernardino Ave.and two patients were transported to local hospitals. Notice the drive shaft sheared in half from one of the vehicles. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #extrication #amkus ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire crews worked tonight to extricate the driver of this truck. A total of four vehicles were involved in this traffic accident at Pepper Ave. and San Bernardino Ave.and two patients were transported to local hospitals. Notice the drive shaft sheared in half from one of the vehicles. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #extrication #amkusImage attachment

Come out on Saturday, October 26th, to support your Colton Firefighters at our Open House / Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, demonstrations and a station tour.
Our Explorer's will also be selling these brand new Colton Fire Department Station shirts for $20.00 each. Each shirt represents a different station within the city. Fire Station 213's shirts will be available sson.
Shirts are available to be purchased and shipped out by contacting Firefighter Steven Vallez. Steven can be contacted at svallez@confire.org.
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Come out on Saturday, October 26th, to support your Colton Firefighters at our Open House / Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, demonstrations and a station tour. 
Our Explorers will also be selling these brand new Colton Fire Department Station shirts for $20.00 each. Each shirt represents a different station within the city. Fire Station 213s shirts will be available sson. 
Shirts are available to be purchased and shipped out by contacting Firefighter Steven Vallez. Steven can be contacted at svallez@confire.org.Image attachment

Great article in this months issue of FIREHOUSE magazines Health and safety section. One of them written by our very own Captain David Santos. Grab your copy! ... See MoreSee Less

Great article in this months issue of FIREHOUSE magazines Health and safety section. One of them written by our very own Captain David Santos. Grab your copy!Image attachment

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Great job David, you are a true leader. Keep up the strong work.

City News Group would love to share your articles with the communities we serve! Please contact us at 909-370-1200, or submit your articles as a community writer to news@citynewsgroup.com. We look forward to them! Thank you for your service!

Way to go Dave! You are a smart man. Keep it up.

5 days ago

City of Colton Fire

Repost from Colton Firefighter's Local 935.

Colton Firefighters returned today from the Horseshoe fire. They responded as part of a San Bernardino County strike team and worked in Division M. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #horseshoefire #wildlandfirefighters
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Caught a glimpse of them on channel 9.

After weighing the risks vs. gain, MT211 crew decided to save this kitten that had been stuck in this tree for a week. Typically, cats always come down after a while, but this made the Arbor Terrace residents day. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #savingcats #publicrelations ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you SO MUCH CFD❤️ for coming out & helping this cute little kitten out. You guys sure made my day after about a week seeing this kitten stare at me crying through my window. He’s now in a great home. Thanks to you guys 🚒❤️

God bless these guys. All lives matter - fur babies too 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Awe.... love this

Thank you CFD!

Thanks guys. The little things do matter 👍

Thank you! 😻

You guys are the best ❤️❤️🚒🚒

Awesome!

I love and respect Colton Firemen,I am a long time friend and former student of Mr.Jim Hayes and also long-time friend of Mr.Dave Petty and Mr.Doug Blinkensop

Good job Colton Fire

God bless 🙏👣 ❣️

Colton FD rocks!! ❤🐾🐈

Good work fellas! How come when I ride out with you all, I can't get a call like this one!? :-)

You’re my hero 🤪😸😹

WTG CFD!

👍🏼🤩🇺🇸🥰

Kathy McRaven ... won’t be a skeleton cat in the tree

#bcacatlivesmatter💕💕💕💕 #TYCFD

Virginia Yancey

Colton F.D♥️🚒 ♥️

Hero's!!!!

Thank you guys!!! You are the best.

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Colton Fire units along with Rialto Fire units are working multiple vegetation fires along the WB 10 freeway between 9th St and Pepper Ave. Valley Blvd. is currently closed between Hermosa and Rancho.

UPDATE: Valley is now opened.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #rialtofire #wildlandfirefighter
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Colton Fire units along with Rialto Fire units are working multiple vegetation fires along the WB 10 freeway between 9th St and Pepper Ave. Valley Blvd. is currently closed between Hermosa and Rancho.

UPDATE: Valley is now opened.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #rialtofire #wildlandfirefighter

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I saw two fires between 9th and Pepper, but both alongside the westbound side of the freeway, freeway side of the fences separating the freeway from Valley. Unusual to to see two such similar fires so widely separated. Any idea about the cause?

I know exactly were that was, I do my daily walk by there. A lot of homeless people are living just by Del Taco's parking lot in the brush. Alot of them I've seen go up on the tracks and staying near the storage building by the Enterprise rental place thats a popular Hangout place now that they've been run out of the park

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Please join us in celebrating the life of retired Battalion Chief Craig White.

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RIP thank you for your service

RIP Thank you for your service! Sending prayers to family and friends. 🙏🙏🙏

Thank you for your service💯❤️ RIP Chief White 🙏🏼

Thank you for your Service May you #ForeverRIP🙏🏼

As firefighter's, we see terrible things on a daily basis, and yet we are always there to help you. Unfortunately, we never help ourselves or each other. It is time for us to start taking care of each other. We simple cannot allow suicides to continue. Take the time to talk after incidents, watch out for changes in behavior and encourage others to seek help. Visit HealingOurOwn.org for more info. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #stopsuicides #healingourown ... See MoreSee Less

As firefighters, we see terrible things on a  daily basis, and yet we are always there to help you. Unfortunately, we never help ourselves or each other.  It is time for us to start taking care of each other. We simple cannot allow suicides to continue. Take the time to talk after incidents, watch out for changes in behavior and encourage others to seek help. Visit  HealingOurOwn.org for more info. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #stopsuicides #healingourown

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

After cooking a meal for his shift, FFPM Jake Zavosky was presented his helmet shield, signifying he is officially off probation. His girlfriend Jena joined us for dinner and the celebration. Congratulations Jake! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #probie #finallyoffprobation ... See MoreSee Less

After cooking a meal for his shift, FFPM Jake Zavosky was presented his helmet shield, signifying he is officially off probation. His girlfriend Jena joined us for dinner and the celebration. Congratulations Jake! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #probie #finallyoffprobationImage attachment

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We are so proud of you Jake. Colton FD chose well! Such a great young man with a wonderful career in front of him!

Congratulations Jake❣️

Congratulations 🎉 🎉🎉🎉 🎉👏🎉🎉 🎉! Enjoy a long prosperous and safe career!!

Congratulations

Congrats,Jake!!!

Congrats Jake!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations, Lincoln Elementary Celebrates with you.

God bless you fireman

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!!

Love the whole team for responding so quickly when my family member was ill

What station is this?

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire and Police Honor Guard presenting colors at a dinner for first responders. The event was sponsored by the Jack Morenberg Foundation, which is run by Jackie Morenberg. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #jackmorenbergfoundation #honorguard #coltonpd ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire and Police Honor Guard presenting colors at a dinner for first responders. The event was sponsored by the Jack Morenberg Foundation, which is run by Jackie Morenberg. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #jackmorenbergfoundation #honorguard #coltonpdImage attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

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Thank you for all you do  @jackmorenbergfoundation

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

9.11.01 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

9.11.01 🇺🇸

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Yesterday I walked along this pond and then below this pond. This needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. A good little walk on the Brooklyn Bridge after, reminded me that life goes on for the lucky. May you’re life be lucky!😇

Never forgotten 🇺🇸

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

The September 11th attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Thousands of people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
As heinous of an attack this was, we will continue to bounce back, unite and never forget. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #9-11 #neverforget
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Thank you first responders

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

We are heart broken to announce the passing of retired Battalion Chief Craig White. Craig passed away on Friday, September 06, 2019, leaving behind a beautiful family. Craig started his career with the Colton Fire Department in 1983 and retired in 2011. Craig previously worked at Norco FD prior to being hired as a firefighter here in Colton. Craig was very much involved in all aspects of the fire service, the department and especially enjoyed being part of an Incident Management Team. Chief White will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, we have it from here!
Information on services will be forth coming.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #chiefwhite #godspeed
#youwillbemissed
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We are heart broken to announce the passing of retired Battalion Chief Craig White. Craig passed away on Friday, September 06, 2019, leaving behind a beautiful family. Craig started his career with the Colton Fire Department in 1983 and retired in 2011. Craig previously worked at Norco FD prior to being hired as a firefighter here in Colton. Craig was very much involved in all aspects of the fire service, the department and especially enjoyed being part of an Incident Management Team. Chief White will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, we have it from here!
Information on services will be forth coming. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #chiefwhite #godspeed
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Ron and I are so saddened by the news of his struggle and passing. He was a good guy and a dedicated firefighter. Our condolences to the family and the department!

Thoughts and prayers to his family. I had the pleasure of being his first captain when he started in Norco. He was a wonderful person and one of the absolute best firefighters. RIP

My heart aches. Prayers to Craig and his family. ❤️

My sincere condolences to his family and the crew prayer's

Our sincere condolences to his family and crew. A good guy.

My condolences to his home and work families

Condolences to his family & colleagues.

Condolences to family and friends. I’m sure he will be sorely missed. I love firefighters.

Thoughts and prayers for his family. May he RIP

Prayers and thoughts for the whole family

Prayers and my condolences to his family and friends😥

With heartfelt condolences. Thank you for your service, Sir. 🙏🏼💙🇺🇸🚒

Prayers of comfort for all. Godspeed R.I.P.

Prayers for the family and Department !!

Very sorry to hear—Rest in peace... 🙏🏻

RIP Batt Chief. Keep those heavenly fires in check and the brothers and sisters down here will handle the earthly fires.

RIP brother

My Deepest Condolences 🙏 and Prayers 😢

Rest in peace Craig

My condolences 🙏

I felt privileged that Craig leaned towards Don and I and me texting him every few days when he was going through his first round of treatments in case he needed anything or just a person to talk too, so glad he’s not suffering anymore RIP my friend you will be with your family again in heaven, god bless Kathie his wife as she stayed by him until he took his last breath just like Craig told us she would she deserves an Amen too she’s a saint god bless her hugs

RIP Craig. A damn good man

A firefighter thru and thru. Glad to know, work and call him a friend. Fly free now Chief.

R.I.P Chief

So young

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

The Banner Health Foundation did so much for Craig. They were an intrical part of his journey. From his surgeons, oncologists, staff and social service liaisons, all treated him as if he was their only concern. For this, in lieu of flowers please make donations in Craig's name to UA Cancer Center’s patient assistance fund. Please make checks payable to Banner Health Foundation. In the memo, please note: UACC Fund 3165. Checks can be mailed to UA Cancer Center, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719.

Rest In Peace Chief White (Retired), you will be greatly missed.
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Thoughts and prayers for all! Craig was a good man.

So sorry to hear......Prayers for you all. 🙏🏼

Thanks for the info, Brother... 👍🇺🇸🙏✝️

👍🇺🇸🙏✝️

#WHITECHIEFRESTINPEACE

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire’s ME212 working a vehicle fire last night on the 2000 block of N. Rancho Ave. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #vehiclefire ... See MoreSee Less

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thank you for all you do ..212. For being apart of Colton and all you fire fighters do for our city .

What causes a truck to light on fire like this? This is the 3rd truck fire I’ve seen in the past 2 days.

The truck is still in the stater bros parking lot

Moving a little slow people!

What did the note say????

Yep. Not good. Power out when it’s 90 and rising!

Rosita Lopez another one

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units responded to a single vehicle traffic accident. The vehicle struck a power pole and completely displaced the pole. Some power in the area may be interrupted. City Electric is on scene working on repairs, but it is expected to take several hours. Mill St. between Pennsylvania and Michigan is closed in both directions. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire units responded to a single vehicle traffic accident. The vehicle struck a power pole and completely displaced the pole. Some power in the area may be interrupted. City Electric is on scene working on repairs, but it is expected to take several hours. Mill St. between Pennsylvania and Michigan is closed in both directions. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfdImage attachment

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Rebecca seen it this morning. Mill was closed off but this is why our power went out.

Vera Hernandez this is why the power went out earlier

Steve Oliva

Liz Arias das why.

Dumb ass who hits a pole

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is proud to assist Cub Scout Pack 42 in obtainining their First Responder Patch. ME214 crew members met the group at Cooly Ranch Elementary and discused some basic first aid applications. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cubs #webelos #helpingourcommunity ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire is proud to assist Cub Scout Pack 42 in obtainining their First Responder Patch. ME214 crew members met the group at Cooly Ranch Elementary and discused some basic first aid applications. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cubs #webelos  #helpingourcommunityImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you so much for coming the boys had a great time!!! An experience they will never forget!

Last night we put the skills you taught us to use!

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

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Gaby Pez-Espin Edward Espinosa❤

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire treating an injured student while providing medical stand-by at the Yellow Jackets opening game. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #yellowjackets ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Thank you to the City of Colton and commitment of the City Manager for keeping your Firefighters safe. Today, members of the Colton Fire Department received a second set of turnout gear. By having two sets of turnout gear, members can launder soot and carcinogen embedded turnouts after fires before wearing them to the next call. This method protects the firefighters and community members from cancer causing carcinogens. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #lions #commitment #Janesville ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the City of Colton and commitment of the City Manager for keeping your Firefighters safe. Today, members of the Colton Fire Department received a second set of turnout gear. By having two sets of turnout gear, members can launder soot and carcinogen embedded turnouts after fires before wearing them to the next call. This method protects the firefighters and community members from cancer causing carcinogens. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #lions #commitment #JanesvilleImage attachment

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Our firefighters deserve the best. I'd never considered the hazards and I imagine most other people hadn't either.

Glad to see city Tax dollars going to good use!! Hopefully they will invest in some nice extractors and dryers to get the full life of the gear.

Wish we could have had a second set!

Thank you

Awesome!

Thank you! And thank you to Captain Santos for being on top of the extra work hazards and contaminants that lurk in uniforms and gear.

Right on. They deserve it

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

B403 had the opportunity to visit the hard working folks at Comm Center today. These dispatchers are the always heard, but rarely seen heroes.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #commcenter #confire #911
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Do they still have the buzzard of the month award?

Unsung heros, a vital link in the emergency response system.

I wish that we had known a day or two in advance so that we could have been there.

I was just there last night visiting! 🔥

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire honing their skills on high angle rescues. Crews simulated rescuing a patient that fell into a 35’ canal. Crews rappelled down into the canal, treated and raised the patient utilizing their ladder truck as a high angle anchor point. This is a high risk, low frequency simulation. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #highanglerescue ... See MoreSee Less

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Strong work crews!

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Firefighters are proud to be a part of Western University of Health Sciences “Care 4 a Healthy IE” event.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Captain David Santos on completion of the Managing Officer Program at the National Fire Academy #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Captain David Santos on completion of the Managing Officer Program at the National Fire Academy #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters

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Congrats Dave!

Congratulations Sir!

Congratulations David

Congratulations Dave

Congratulations and welcome to the best fire department there is.

So happy for you! Congratulations ❣️

Great job Dave congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Way to go, Dave!! Congratulations!!

Congrats

Way to go David!

Colton has the best Police and Firefighters!!

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Our hearts go out to our colleagues @CHP and our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the officers involved. Hoping for a speedy recovery for those that survived. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd ... See MoreSee Less

Our hearts go out to our colleagues @CHP and our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the officers involved. Hoping for a speedy recovery for those that survived. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd

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May God rest their souls

Prayers for the family both blood and blue

I am both angered and saddened by the way our Society treats these brave Men and Women... (1) week of not having them perform their invaluable duties and those that condemn them would have to rethink their priorities... God Bless them all ! I will always greet them with a hand shake and let them know just how valuable their work and sacrifices are to me ! 👍🇺🇸🙏✝️

So sad for everyone involved!! Prayers!!

Prayers👮🙏

Brings back sad memories

🖤💙🖤

🕯️❤️🙏

💕🙏💕

🙏💙🙏

🙏🙏🙏

Gods speed

What happen ? 😢

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

We have been asked by the City of Colton Public Works to ask the residents of Reche Canyon to please continue to conserve Water.

No outdoor irrigation until tomorrow night in Reche Canyon.
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This is first I’m hearing about this.

What?

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

We have been asked by the City of Colton Public Works to ask the residents of Reche Canyon to conserve water until further notice. Repairs are in progress for the water pump reservoir in the Reche Canyon area. ... See MoreSee Less

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