JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) — Firefighters have put out a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion in southwest suburban Joliet.
Joliet police shut down traffic in the 0-100 block of S. Center Street due to the fire, and residents were urged to avoid the area.
So far, there are no reports of any injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The three-story, castle-like residence was built between 1891 and 1893. It now is used as private event facility known as The Haley Mansion.
“I don’t know how to feel,” said Lynn VanNasdale, who got married at Haley Mansion last weekend. “It’s such a beautiful piece of history and architecture. And we were also physically just present in that space with about 135 of our closes friends and family. It’s like, thank God we’re safe but also really disheartening that such a lovely piece of history could potentially be lost.”
Firefighters and officials have also not yet commented on the extent of the damage.
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