Caruthersville, Mo. mayor killed in fire

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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. –Rick Davis, the mayor of Caruthersville, Mo., died in a fire at his home.

The fire was reported around 10:30 Wednesday night in the 300 block of 8th street, according to KZIM radio.

Davis’ wife was able to escape the home, but he was found on the second floor.

Davis has been mayor since April, when Diane Sayre died due to health reasons.