Xenos, the 'ignitable liquid detection canine', helps out
Fire and Rescue NSW has used a specially-trained dog to help investigate the cause of a fire in a granny flat in Neptune St, Umina, on September 28.
On arrival, fire crews found a granny flat fully alight with reports of trapped people inside. Firefighters performed a search of the building and fortunately, no one was inside.
Fire investigators used Xenos, an "ignitable liquid detection canine", in working with NSW Police to ascertain the cause and origin of the fire.
Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Scott Dodson said this was a timely reminder that calling 000 for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.
Social media, 28 Sep 2021
Station 340 Umina, Fire and Rescue NSW