MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In no time, is how one man describes being out of his apartment on Saturday morning.

“I received a call from one of my neighbors and when I didn’t answer, he knocked on the door. I opened it, it said my next door neighbor had started a fire,” Keshaun Brown said.

He said his neighbor’s apartment was empty, but there was a fire in the middle of her living room.

“I went in, tried to put out the fire and it didn’t work. I ran home, picked up my children and my wife. We missed,” he said.

The Memphis Fire Department said no civilians were injured and the resident was arrested and charged with arson.

Brown said the neighbor was celebrating, watching it all unfold.

“She was just standing there as it burned…She was clapping like ‘yeah, everybody gonna lose their shit…I don’t wanna say it, but she was like, “everybody gonna lose it ‘pretty much'” he noted.

Brown said that at the end of the day, he was happy that he was able to work quickly and get his family out unscathed.

He thinks it’s unfair for his children who have lost most of their school clothes, shoes and toys.

“I was a little upset about it, but it will be fine. It’s material, I can salvage it, but at the same time, I work hard for my business. For someone to make a stupid, reckless decision like that is not fair at all,” Brown said.

Memphis Fire said two firefighters were injured in that blaze.

We reached out to ask for the name and other charges the woman who allegedly started the fire faces, and did not receive a response from the department as of Monday afternoon.


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