Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Evanston firefighters responded about 6:49 a.m. Monday to a single-family home in the 1100 block of South Boulevard and found heavy smoke and moderate fire conditions in the front of the building. Firefighters entered the home and put out the fire within 30 minutes. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries. Investigators say the fire was caused by candles used for Christmas decorations.

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