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Mansion destroyed by fire in Nokomis

It was smoldering more than a day later.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

NOKOMIS, Fla. — A $3 million mansion was still smoldering on New Year's Eve after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in Nokomis.

It happened in the 2500 block of Casey Key Road.

A neighbor noticed the fire around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday and called 911. Dispatchers escalated the situation to a two-alarm fire shortly thereafter.

The roof collapsed, and all the windows have been bashed out.

Luckily, nobody was hurt.

A total of 21 units and 63 firefighters responded Wednesday. And, the ATF was also on scene, as authorities continue to investigate the cause.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office temporarily closed a stretch of Casey Key Road.

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