A VALEBASOGA housewife and her family are living in fear after an unknown person attempted to burn their house down over the weekend.
Rosalind Bano, 26, said she was woken up by the strong fume emanating from a burnt tyre underneath the home she occupies with her children and her mother-in-law.
"I quickly woke up to investigate the matter because it was really strange to think of burning tyres at that time of the night," Ms Bano said.
"Our house is a wooden one and from the flooring of the house, I could see a big flame underneath."
Ms Bano said she woke up her mother-in-law and children before they doused off the fire with water.
"Now that this has happened, it has really incited fear in me and that of the safety of my children.
"I do not have any enmity in the community nor do I suspect anyone capable of setting fire to my family home.
"However, I am really worried that this incident may happen again and this time claim the life of my mother-in-law and three children including myself."
Ms Bano said police had already visited her as they conducted their investigations.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said police was treating the case as arson.
"Investigations are continuing into the incident to ascertain the real motive behind the alleged incident."
Ms Bano's husband, Tajim Ali, works at a timber factory in Lautoka, and she stays at their home alone with her three children and mother-in-law.