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Woman says 'relationship issues' caused her to set fire to home

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 08, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A woman is arrested after she is accused of setting a house on fire along Slater Rd in Fort Myers.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Nicole Sosa used a torch to ignite a gasoline-soaked t-shirt and then threw it at the door of the residence.

Sosa fled the scene and came back shortly after. Investigators charged Sosa with arson.

Sosa was sent to the Lee County Sheriff's Office and held with a $75,000 bond. LCSO says she is a career offender and criminal registrant.

"This ball of fire thought she could torch this residence and get away with it," stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. "She'll be cooling off at
the Marceno Motel."

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