A single mother was left with next to nothing after a fire tore through her apartment in Bonita.
Melissa Medina's family member was arrested after witnesses told police they saw him start the fire at her home on Tuesday.
That’s a day Medina won't be forgetting anytime soon.
"I felt like I wanted to faint when I saw what happened," Medina said. "It's completely overwhelming. I look at it and think 'Everything I own is gone,'" said Medina.
Thankfully, she was at work and her daughter was at school when the fire started.
Firefighters were able to save one very important item: a photo album filled with pictures of Medina and her daughter.
Detectives with the Chula Vista Police Department told NBC 7 Medina's family member, Yadim Carranza, 34, was arrested at the scene and charged with arson and resisting a peace officer.
A GoFundMe page was started to help Medina and her daughter get back on their feet.