Fire breaks out in Benton

Last updated: November 16, 2016 - 6:27pm


Firefighters battle a blaze at 320 Fifth St., Benton, on Wednesday. (Press Enterprise/Keith Haupt)

BENTON – A woman died in a fire here around noontime Wednesday, officials said.

Marlene Vance, who lived at 320 Fifth St. with...


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