Officials release identities of nursing home fire victims - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Officials release identities of nursing home fire victims

Posted: Updated:

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A coroner has released the identities of four victims of a fire that tore through a Pennsylvania senior living community nearly two weeks ago.

The Chester County coroner's office says the victims were 93-year-old Mildred Gadde; 85-year-old Theresa Malloy; 89-year-old Delores Parker; and her husband, 92-year-old Thomas Parker.

All died of smoke inhalation in the overnight fire at Barclay Friends in West Chester on Nov. 17.

Many neighbors helped with the chaotic rescue effort, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys. Many were pushed in wheelchairs or rolled on beds to safety.

The fire displaced 133 residents of the facility.

The four victims were originally listed as missing, but officials found their remains last week.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms