Update: Cabin Where Ex-cop Believed Barricaded On Fire

 

 California Manhunt: In this image taken from video provided by KABC-TV, the cabin in Big Bear, Calif. where ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is believed to be barricaded inside is in flames Tuesday. IMAGE

 

” BIG BEAR, Calif. — A cabin where a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was believed to have barricaded himself was burning late Tuesday afternoon and a source told The Associated Press that no one had emerged from the building.

A man believed to be Christopher Dorner, who is sought in three killings, had fled to the cabin after a furious gunbattle with police in the snow-covered mountains of Southern California, authorities said. Two officers were injured in the gunfight, and one of them later died.

It was unclear how the fire started. CNN reported that tear gas was fired into the cabin.

As it burned, Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, told reporters that law enforcement officers had the building surrounded.

“We are planning on a long night,” Bachman said. “It’s an active crime scene. If this is Christopher Dorner, he is wanted for the murder of four people and the attempted murder of three others.” “