Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Massive fire erupts at a Pennsylvania nursing home

Massive fire erupts at a Pennsylvania nursing home

A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania late Thursday injured at least 20 people, emergency officials said.

Fire started inside the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, P.A., near Philadelphia, about 11:00 p.m.

The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings and flames could be seen shooting from the roofs and windows of the structures. Residents were forced to evacuate outside into 40-degree temperatures. There was no immediate word on any injuries.

ABC- affiliate WPVI-TV reported emergency crews have been transporting dozens of elderly people from the scene.

Barclay Friends is a senior living community that provides professional nursing staff 24 hours a day, meals and other services, according to its website.

The fire remains under investigation.

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