Cabin in Dorner standoff 'fully engulfed' in flames
Trace Gallagher reports from Los Angeles
- Duration 4:22
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Trace Gallagher reports from Los Angeles
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Yeah -- get it exactly right ship we're hearing scanner traffic in this -- is now fully engulfed in fact there are now some helicopters and got a got to distance away from -- the you can kind of see this smoke in the back and we're trying to effort that right now that changes the entire scenario.
Remember we said earlier that police were trying to throw in some tear gas.
Look around -- this if you can because this is KCBS they're gonna look around as well.
But this thing now said by scanner traffic and I think right in the middle of your screen you see it right there -- you may not but that looks to be smoke and that.
That is apparently in the cabin that is fully in golf now.
Remember we said there were not one but two perimeters that had been set up our round.
This cabin by police officers and swat teams surrounding it they were shooting in tear gas it's unclear what caused the fire it might have been -- from the inside.
Who knows but we have reports and eyes on the ground at the scene that say this cabin.
Is now fully engulf in flames which leaves exactly that's the front of the building -- -- moves toward the back it leaves exactly one exit.
For them to cover and they have it covered.
It's unclear there's been any movement inside the cabin it's unclear how the fire started -- But this clearly.
Is about to come to an end one way or the other in the mountains of big bear because as you seem to spot shadow there.
This cabin -- being told is now fully -- and they're not going to put this thing out there waiting to see if there's movement coming out of this thing at all and we're just gonna getting brand new information December neither sheriff is now.
Is now what is not up there right now and he's talking if we can kill me get this Kim on on.
The -- their -- of talking right now can we bring this then.
Every new -- -- our desire occurred between the deputy sheriffs.
And the suspect.
-- a lot of our Japanese was injured he's being treated Mira Loma Linda.
And and unfortunately one of our deputies passed away as a result that they his injuries.
I'll take a couple of -- tells them together.
Here is -- indeed an exam taking pictures guess they're both San Medina County sheriff -- his condition.
He's in surgery but he should be fine.
-- I was.
I'm not gonna comment on where -- injuries are.
Whether it clear that they might have been over in the stolen car when it I guess against -- over.
Certainly that information was made aware -- the deputies that the suspect that stole the vehicle matched the description.
He crashed the car and then took off into the forest.
-- about the -- -- -- -- service and I'm not gonna comment on any of that we're still doing some investigation and notifying family members.
-- His -- than ever again because we're continuing this breaking news about the fire and clear the sheriff does not quite know about that now we're hearing.
Now we're hearing.
That there is ammunition exploding inside the cabin we told you earlier we believe the Christopher -- was very well armed.
And at least at the very least had added a good portion of ammunition there will now we're hearing that ammunition you can hear it exploding inside this cabin.
And that is now fully in golf there is also report that there was one shot fired inside the cabin.
Now again we don't know all -- the shot was fired from inside the cabin -- outside the cabin or -- the shot was fired just inside the cabin.
But there's a difference between the ammunition exploding.
And the one shot that was fired.
And that the police officers in the swat teams that are surrounding this have now been told to hold their fire and wait.
So that's what they're doing right now nobody's firing.
I shot from -- inside the cabin.
Inside the cabin.
The cabin fully engulfed in flames now front to back and there has been no movement.
No attempt by anyone -- buddy buddy it's understanding.
Chris -- Warner has tried to vacate this building you can see right there that's probably the best picture we have -- that's the the cabin.
It is fully engulf in flames you -- your firefighting class that the black smoke that thick smoke means big time fire.
That's a big time fire and that cabin is fully -- right now.
And police officers are now just waiting to find out what happens next job.