It has been reported that two boys were seen playing with fire moments before a Kelso home was destroyed on Monday afternoon.
The Gladys Street home quickly became a ball of fire, and was filling the sky with thick smoke around 1pm on Monday.
Police are now asking for public assistance to track down the two boys aged between 9-13 years.
Authorities say the fire jumped from grass the boys had set fire to, to a palm tree and then onto the home.
The Kelso family lost everything, including their pet cats in the blaze.
If you have any information that will help Police with their investigations, contact Policelink 131 444.
The maximum penalty for such offences is 14 years in jail.