No one was injured in a Sunday afternoon fire at the Swift Mansion, a historic house in the Bronzeville neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Firefighters responded earlier in the day to 4500 S. Michigan Ave. after a fire broke out on the mansion’s third floor, Fire Department officials said. They said the fire was extinguished around noon.

At about 2:45 p.m. the fire started again in the roof, officials said. It was extinguished about an hour and a half later, and no injuries were reported

The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said.

The castlelike mansion with hand-carved oak walls was built in the 1890s for a daughter of Gustavus Swift, founder of the famed meat company. Later, it was a funeral parlor, office quarters for the Chicago Urban League and home to the Inner City Youth & Adult Foundation.

rjohnson@chicagotribune.com



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