A fire ravages a home in Nokomis Monday afternoon, claiming the life of a dog inside.


The fire was reported just after 3 p.m.  in the 400 block of N. Shore Drive. Units from several agencies in the area responded including more than 20 firefighters from Venice, Nokomis, and Sarasota County.

Firefighters had the blaze out in under 20 minutes.

Nokomis fire chief Steve Kona told SNN on scene that there wasn't anyone in the house at the time, but a pet dog did not survive. 

The state fire marshal is investigating.