May 16, 2014 6:42 PM by Letitia Walker

Acadia Parish woman killed while trying to burn trash behind her home

Authorities in Acadia Parish say a 61-year-old woman died after trying to burn trash behind her home near Church Point. Deputies say they received a call about a grass fire in the 8400 block of the Church Point Hwy near Church Point. Firefighters say the homeowner was trying to burn trash when the wind shifted, trapping the woman, which "resulted in injuries that caused her death". Her death is being investigated as an accident. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.


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