About 100 residents were safely evacuated from the building, according to the Daily Local News. But on a night where temperatures dropped into the 30s, it was anything but comfortable as they waited for emergency crews.
Barclay Friends is home to about 140 people. All the residents were accounted for as of Friday morning, according to CBS News.
The displaced residents were moved to other area senior centers, fire houses and hospitals.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the fire.
Clint Davis is a reporter for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis. Keep up to date with the latest news by following @ScrippsNational on Twitter.