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Investigators look for answers in Pa. senior living community fire

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 20, 2017 2:48 AM
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Firefighters continue to work the scene of a fire at the the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(West Chester) -- Federal investigators may have more to say about a fire at a senior living community in eastern Pennsylvania that injured 27 people and displaced more than 100 residents.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent the weekend at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia.

However, the ruins have been unstable.

It's unclear how many people are unaccounted for in the late-night blaze in Chester County that was brought under control early Friday. There aren't any confirmed fatalities.

Meanwhile, volunteers collected clothing and supplies for the residents over the weekend.

Organizers said the support was so overwhelming they couldn't accept any more items.

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