Nokomis, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal fire in Nokomis Tuesday evening.

Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department was the first to respond to the house fire around 6:44 p.m. on N. Kenwood Avenue. Upon their arrival, the house was completely engulfed in flames.

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After the fire was put out, the sheriff's office says a person was found dead inside. Their identity has not been released at this time.

Fire investigators are still trying to find out how the fire started.

Anyone with any information on this fire is encouraged to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS, or online at or via text message by texting TIO109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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