VIDEO: Thick black smoke poured from an apartment complex roof, signaling time was of the essence Tuesday afternoon.
Before the flames were out of control, Lasonji Southall went door-to-door inside a 20-unit building at the fairways of Woodfield off I-75 in Grand Blanc. "Yell, they hear us, let them know 'Fire get out,' leave what you got and grab what you can but get out," she said."I went to the neighbor across the hall and knocked on his door. He answered, I said 'Put your pants on we've got to go. It’s a fire.' He’s like 'Where?' I’m like, 'Right there.'"
She was able to alert five residents in total. In between she says she placed a call to 911.
"My instincts kicked in and like, I forgot about me and my pain and I had to save lives," Southall said.