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Lee County woman's fears rise after rock is thrown through window, house catches fire days later

Posted at 10:03 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 22:12:50-05

First, rocks are thrown through a Lehigh Acres woman’s window, then the following week, someone possibly starts a fire at that same house.

Lehigh Fire and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the house on 28th Southwest early Wednesday morning. A woman and her three small children were not hurt, but there is roof damage and burns to the front door.

Fox 4 learned the woman and three kids moved into the house a week prior to the fire. Just five days prior to the fire, a police report says the woman woke up to a rock being thrown through her window.

"I don’t even remember the police being here since we’ve been here,” said neighbor, Willie Donaldson, who’s lived on 28th Street Southwest for a little over a year. "I’m just glad everybody’s alright.”

Fox 4 asked Lee County Sheriff’s Office about this potentially being an arson investigation, but they tell Fox 4 this is an isolated incident and they’re actively investigating.