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Most of burned-out senior home in Chester County too damaged to enter

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 20, 2017 11:50 AM
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This photo provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shows an aerial of Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pa., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Authorities struggled Friday to account for the whereabouts of all the residents of a Pennsylvania senior living community after a massive blaze tore through their complex during the middle of the night, injuring nearly 30 and leading to a chaotic evacuation. (ATF via AP)

(West Chester) -- People are still missing following last week's fire at a Chester County senior living community, and investigators have yet to scour most of the burned-out structure because it is too dangerous to enter.

A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a few people are still unaccounted for after the massive fire Thursday night at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester.

The blaze injured more than two dozen people and displaced more than 100 residents.

There are no confirmed fatalities.

Volunteers collected clothing and supplies for the residents over the weekend.

Many neighbors helped with the rescue effort, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys.

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