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updated: 12/18/2012 12:33 PM

Candles start small fire in Lombard house

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Daily Herald report

Holiday decorations caught fire inside a Lombard house Monday, damaging furniture in the living room but causing no injuries, authorities said Tuesday.

A resident of the home in the 600 block of Green Valley Drive discovered a small fire surrounding burning candles and called 911.

Firefighters are encouraging residents to keep candles away from combustible decorations, burn them inside glass containers and extinguish them before leaving home or going to sleep.

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