Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units responded to a house fire at 1613 Tenn. St. about noon today. The large brick house, commonly known as the Maupin Mansion, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by Terrance and Elaine Riordan.
Fire chief Mark Bradford said a third-story tower area of the house caught fire, but the blaze was extinguished quickly. He said one occupant was in the home and suffered "minor exposure injuries."
The couple's 22-year-old son, Mark Riordan, said his 17-year-old brother, Joel, was in the home alone at the time of the fire. Mark Riordan said he arrived at the house when he learned about the fire about noon, at the same time as his parents.
Bradford said the family sought their own medical treatment.
Traffic prohibited from entering the 1600 block of Tennessee Street, to make room for several fire trucks.
Bradford said the cause of fire was under investigation and the damage estimate was not yet known, but both should be available later today.