Police deny setting cabin fire in Christopher Dorner hunt

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 February, 2013, 4:23am


Authorities examine the remains of the burned-out cabin near Big Bear, California, where police believe they had a shoot-out with fugitive and accused police killer Christopher Dorner.

Police have denied deliberately setting fire to the remote home, in which Dorner was thought to have died. Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing four people, was believed dead, although remains found in the cabin had not been identified. His driver's licence was found in the ruins.

The Los Angeles Times reported that flammable gas was thrown into the cabin after Dorner, a trained marksman, refused to surrender.