NOKOMIS - Multiple agencies respond to complaints of the smell of gas coming from a home located on Bayshore Road in Nokomis.

City of Venice Fire Department, Sarasota County Fire Special Operations Unit, Sarasota Sheriff’s and Nokomis Fire Department investigated the call which came in around 10:30 Tuesday morning.

“Right now it appears to be the only way to mitigate this is to dig the tank up. We’re going to have an extended operation period. I would say that Bayshore Road out here next to Nokomis Beach is going to be closed out here for the next few hours," says Chief Byrd with Nokomis Fire.

Chief Byrd says homeowners using gas need to be aware of their tanks’ location, the size and how to shut off your gas line safely if possible.