Fire lawsuit lawyers at Pritzker Hageman law firm are hoping there are no fatalities resulting from the fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Several residents were hospitalized, and a few of the 132 residents have not been found.
ATF investigators release these aerial shots of the aftermath of the fire at Barclay Friends, a senior living center in Chester County. An ATF National Response team is on the way now to help determine the cause. pic.twitter.com/ibvuT9a0dd
— Katelyn Smith (@KatelynWGAL) November 17, 2017
The voracity of the fire, spreading so quickly and consuming sections of buildings, is a concern, according to attorney Fred Pritzker, who has won multimillion-dollar settlements for clients, including $10 million for a client who was burned in a propane gas explosion.
“In addition to determining the source of the fire, an investigation needs to be made to determine if construction materials used for these buildings was up to code and if there were any other contributing factors that made the fire so intense.”Attorney Fred Pritzker
What We Know So Far about the Barclay Friends Fire
On Friday, November 17, 2017, a fire at the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community injured almost 30 people, twenty of whom are still hospitalized. According to county officials, many of the people hospitalized are suffering from smoke inhalation injuries. The whereabouts of some of the 132 residents is yet unknown, and the building was too burned-out and unstable to continue the search last night.
Barclay Friends Senior Living Community is located in West Chester, about an hour west of Philadelphia.
The National Response Team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is at the scene and will be investigating to determine the cause of the fire. We will be updating this information as it becomes available.