Saturday, 27 November 2021 11:08 GMT

Huge fire sweeps through Pennsylvania retirement home


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) A huge fire has broken out at a senior living community in Pennsylvania.

The blaze was reported just before 11pm Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia, reports.

The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold.

News helicopter video showed dozens of residents lining up along the street, wrapped in blankets. Many were in wheelchairs.

WPVI-TV reported that emergency crews were transporting people from the scene.

There was no immediate word on any injuries but Philadelphia ABC station, WPVI, reported that all area hospitals have been told to expect patients.

It is unclear what sparked the fire.

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