An Arkansas fire captain usually the one consoling an arson victim found himself needing just that this past weekend.
The volunteer with West Pulaski County Volunteer Fire Department is at a loss trying to discover why someone would set his mother's house on fire, KARK reported.
Mike Felton told reporters he was renovating his mother's home, and it had no electricity.
"...I was pretty much in disbelief that my house was on fire, being that I'm a fireman out here," Felton told reporters.
He had a lot of memories there.
"She passed away on the front porch 11 years ago, in my arms, with my 12-year-old daughter watching," he told the media.
Felton planned to make new memories in his mother's home. "I don't know, it's just disgusting to me that somebody would do this to me."