OSAGE, Okla. (KJRH/KFOR) – A community in Oklahoma is mourning the death of their mayor following a fire earlier this week.

Around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, volunteer firefighters were called to a house fire in the town of Osage.

By the time firefighters arrived at the scene and got the blaze under control, they made a tragic discovery.

According to KJRH, the bodies of Osage Mayor Connie Reese and her father-in-law, Bob Reese, were found.

Family members told KJRH that the mayor was attempted to rescue her father-in-law from the fire.

Investigators say the fire was likely caused by an electrical issue.