LYNN, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A Lynn teen is credited with helping his dad and his neighbors safely escape a two-alarm fire that ripped through their home early Sunday on Nahant Street.
Peter Feijoo's apartment on the third floor of the multi-family house is heavily damaged. As the fire broke out it moved fast but so did Anthony Feijoo, 15, who lives in the apartment with his dad.
Awakened at 1:30 a.m. by the yelling and smell of smoke he sprang into action.
Only some of his possessions salvageable. But it's not loss you hear in his voice when he talks about the fire he escaped in the early hours of Sunday morning. Rather, it's the pride he has in his son Anthony, who sprang into action to help his dad and neighbors get out.
“He stepped up to the plate and got everybody safe, Feijoo said. Lady downstairs had a couple pets, you know a couple dogs, you know like I said. I am just glad that I have him and that all that matters.” Peter Feijoo told WBZ-TV.
All residents -- human and canine -- were safely out by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.
The Red Cross is helping some of those displaced.
Those residents are out of a home for a while and still trying to figure out what of their possessions are salvageable.
Anthony, though, is keeping it all in perspective.
“As long as I have my dad, my family, I don’t care,” He said.
Authorities say the cause of the fire appears to be electrical.
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Kendall Buhl reports.