A candle started a fire that cased $25,000 in damage to a house in west suburban Elmhurst on Tuesday.
Firefighters were called to the single-family home in the 200 block of South Kenmore Avenue about 9:05 p.m. and found flames in a third-floor office, fire officials said.
Crews quickly put out the fire and no one was injured, officials said.
The fire started because of a candle left burning unattended on a desk, authorities said. The flames did about $25,000 in damage to the home.
Fire officials are urging residents to never leave candles burning out of sight, and to keep them on stable surfaces at least a foot away from anything flammable.