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One person dead in structure fire in Lehigh Acres

Posted at 4:18 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 14:06:44-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a house fire that killed a woman Wednesday night.

Sheriff's deputies and Lehigh Fire responded to a call on 28th Street Southwest for a house fire with a woman trapped inside.

According to neighbors, there was heavy police presence in the area, leaving neighbors concerned.

The sheriff's office is calling this a death investigation. However, detectives have not released information on how the woman died.

UPDATE (2/7) -- The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Mildred Rivera-Lester.