No injuries were reported Tuesday in a Naperville-area house fire that authorities said may have been sparked by a candle left burning in the kitchen.
Firefighters said they responded at 9:17 a.m. to the fire in an unincorporated area of Will County along Windjammer Lane and arrived to find smoke coming from the open front door of the split-level frame house.
Bureau Chief George Hyland said firefighters initially were concerned by the lack of hydrants in the area, but were able to bring the fire under control by 9:45 a.m.
The residents had safely left the building, he said, and were waiting outside for firefighters to arrive.
Hyland said the fire damage was confined mainly to the kitchen, but there was thick black smoke throughout the house.
The house is uninhabitable, authorities said, and damage is estimated to be more than $50,000.
Firefighters from Winfield, Plainfield and Oswego provided vehicles and coverage for the rest of the city while Naperville firefighters battled the blaze.