Man arrested for arson after Sunday morning house fire in Orange Mound

Man arrested for arson after Sunday morning house fire in Orange Mound
Henry Madkins, 41, is charged with aggravated arson. (Source: Shelby County Jail)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An early morning house fire in Orange Mound over the weekend was deemed arson, and now the suspect is behind bars.

According to the Memphis Fire Department, firefighters responded to a home near Barron Avenue and Bradley Street around 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Crews had the fire under control in about 15 minutes.

The fire department says the home did have a working smoke alarm.

No one was injured, but the Red Cross provided help for two adults and three children.

The fire caused about $20,000 in damage.

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set on the exterior of the home.

A warrant was issued for 41-year-old Henry Madkins who was later arrested and charged with aggravated arson.

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