Fire officials in Sikeston are trying to determine what caused a fire that killed 56-year-old Barbara Jones late Monday. An official report says if happened just after 11:30pm in the 300 block of E. Gladys Street. After fighting the blaze crews discovered her body. At this point they have no reason to suspect foul play as the death and fire appear to be accidental. According to Sikeston DPS Captain James McMillen, Jones was unable to escape the smoke and died as a result. No one else was home at the time of the fire.
updated 12:40pm 1/22/13
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