FIRE investigators scoured the remains of a burnt Wagga home on Friday, looking for any clues as to what caused the blaze behind the damage.
The home on Frances Court, Ashmont, caught alight in the early hours of Wednesday morning while its occupants were away on holiday.
Emergency services rushed to the scene, but the home could not be saved.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the blaze has since begun, with police treating it as suspicious.
A Fire Investigation and Research crew were deployed from Sydney, going through the rubble with a fine-tooth comb and the help of an Ignitable Liquid Detection Canine on Friday.
Xenos the Labrador was led by canine handler Craig Gordon to pin point potential sites of ignition within the property.
"When we get to a scene like this, we essentially are able to confirm or dismiss the presence of ignitable liquids," Mr Gordon said.
"Quite often, there will be something like a lawnmower that is meant to be there and can help us see what sparked the fire, but then a forensic process will be able to determine if that indication of ignition is actually somewhere it should be."
Mr Gordon said the presence of ignitable liquids can ultimately assist detectives with their line of investigations, particularly in cases such as the recent house fire where witnesses or CCTV footage is scarce.
"Bringing the dog into a scene where that outside information and initial report is missing can be a huge factor in indicating if a fire may or may not be suspicious," he said.
As the investigation continues into the cause of the fire, Mr Gordon said he hopes to see answers from the canine search within the coming four weeks.
In a statement from NSW Police, they said an examination and investigation of the crime scene is being completed, and inquiries are continuing.
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