A pile of smoking rubble was all that was left of the Burringar house.
A pile of smoking rubble was all that was left of the Burringar house. Tweed Daily News/Crystal Spencer

House fire inquiry continues

POLICE officers yesterday returned to Burringbar to continue their investigations into Wednesday's house fire.

Forensic officers from Lismore spent most of Wednesday at the Waranga Crescent property after the fire broke out about 5am and went on to completely destroy the house.

The Burringbar Rural Fire Service also spent most of Wednesday at the property trying to keep the smouldering rubble under control.

Police say they are treating the blaze as suspicious.

It is understood the owner of the property recently moved to Brisbane and had been trying to sell the house.

Inspector Darren Steel of Tweed/Byron Police said detectives returned to the scene yesterday.

But, he said, the owner of the property had not yet arrived to survey the damage.

“I don't think they have been there yet,” Insp Steel said.

“They may not come at all.”

Nearby neighbours said they woke to the sounds of breaking glass when the fire broke out.



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