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Elder Care Facility Fire

Large Fire at Elder Care Facility Displaces Residents

Due to a large fire, residents of Barclay Friends Senior Center have been displaced this Thanksgiving. Some residents are dead. On November 16, 2017, a fire ripped through the facility.
Dozens of residents and staff needed hospital care. As of this morning, at least 2 victim remains have been located. Many residents are still homeless. Could this have been avoided? Do I need an Elder Care Lawyer? Read more below.

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What Happened?

Around 10:40 pm on November 16, emergency services responded to a fire call. The fire quickly spread to become a 5-alarm fire emergency. Fire tore through at least two large buildings in the facility. Residents and staff evacuated. Desperate to help people, at least one firefighter continued until his helmet melted. The heat was intense!

How Did This Happen?

Investigations are ongoing at this point. Investigators are working to determine the fire source. They will continue their investigation through the holiday. Victims and their families are struggling to deal with the aftermath. What a terrible thing to happen right before this day of thanks.

Many questions arise. We are grateful for the fast response of staff and emergency crews. Many people were saved. But, could this fire have been avoided? Were there unsafe conditions that contributed to the fire? Did the fire spread so quickly due to sub-standard building materials?

As we wait for answers, we offer our services to anyone affected by this tragedy. We encourage residents, their family or staff to contact us to discuss any injuries or poor safety conditions. Our consultations are always confidential and free.

West Chester Elder Care Lawyer

The legal team at Kane & Silverman respect our aging community members. We understand family isn’t always the best option to care for elderly family members. When we place our trust in others to care for our family members, we should have peace of mind. Sadly, they may not get the proper care they deserve.
When an elderly family member is the victim of poor care, you should seek the advice of an attorney. If there are unsafe conditions in a care facility, we can help get it corrected. We are a trusted Elder Care Lawyer. Our goal is to make retirement communities safe for everyone.
Our legal team is on-call 24/7 to help you. Call us today at 215-232-1000 or fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you. We offer free consultations and never charge a fee unless we recover money for you.

Sources:

Post-Gazette

Philly Voice

6ABC News