Chief Michael Feinberg
67 Flash Road
Nahant, MA 01908
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Email: [email protected]
A Statement From Nahant Fire Chief Michael Feinberg
“At approximately 9 a.m. today, one of our firefighters, Robert Barreda, was off-duty, driving down Essex Street in Lynn when he noticed a multi-family home that was on fire.
Firefighter Barreda immediately sprang into action and stopped his vehicle, called 911 to report the fire and then entered the burning building to evacuate the residents inside. In total, six adults and seven children were safely evacuated from the home.
The three-alarm fire grew quickly and spread to multiple nearby buildings before it was extinguished by the Lynn Fire Department, with mutual aid from several other communities.
Because of Firefighter Barreda’s quick actions and bravery, no one was injured in the fire and firefighters were able to get to the building quickly in order to prevent more damage from being done.
On behalf of the Nahant Fire Department I would like to commend Firefighter Barreda for his lifesaving actions today. ”