Woman dies in Lutcher fire

Woman dies in Lutcher fire
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LUTCHER, LA (WVUE) - A Tuesday night fire in Lutcher claimed the life of a 68-year-old woman, according to the St. James Parish sheriff's department.

Christine Luminais Benson died in a fire that broke out around 10:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of West Main Street.

The fire was brought under control around 2 a.m.

Family members told authorities there was a space heater in the same room as Benson, but investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

Fire investigators do not suspect foul play.

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