The Oak Ridge Fire Department wishes all citizens a safe and happy holiday season and urges everyone to follow a few simple safety tips.

  • Make sure you keep your live Christmas tree watered daily. A dried out tree can cause a house fire in less than 60 seconds.
  • Do not leave any lit candles unattended. Pets could knock over a burning candle which could result in a house fire.
  • After unwrapping holiday gifts, consider recycling the wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. A surplus of combustible materials could create a fire hazard.
For more information about the City of Oak Ridge, please visit the website at www.oakridgetn.gov. Media contact: Nick Sisco at (865) 425-3546 or nsisco@oakridgetn.gov.