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updated: 12/18/2012 12:33 PM

Candles start small fire in Lombard house

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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.

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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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