Pennsylvania Senior Living Facility Destroyed

On Sunday, November 5, 2006 a fire destroyed a 114 unit, three story senior living facility located in Winfield Township, Butler County, Pa. The fire, which broke out at 11:30 Sunday morning, started in the roof area.

Sixteen fire departments and over one hundred firefighters in a three county area battled the blaze for over two hours before bringing it under control. Because of no hydrants in the area, water had to be shuttled in from tankers filling from nearby ponds.

Although there is no definite cause as yet, investigators believe the fire may have started in a roof area electrical room. The third floor of the complex was completely destroyed and heavy smoke and water damage was incurred on the first and second. Damages are estimated to exceed $10 million.

Although all 137 senior citizens of the Concordia Haven complex are displaced, there were no reported injuries.