A man and a dog were found dead Sunday after St. Johns County deputies and firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from a home on Winward Circle, between Mizel Road and State Road A1A.
A deputy responding to a neighbor’s call noon saw smoke coming from the roof vents around noon, and got no answer at either the front door or the sliding glass door in the back.
Firefighters forced their way into the home and pulled a man and large dog from the house, but unfortunately they could not be revived.
The man was identified as 57-year-old Vernon Savage.
The Sheriff’s Office and state fire marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.