Police declined to comment on the issue and on what happened to the most wanted man of the country.
“No body has been located yet,” Commander Andrew Smith said, telling reporters that the building was still too hot for investigators to enter.
“That burned cabin has not even been entered by investigators yet,” Smith said. “We are still on a holding pattern to search that.”
Firefighters said it was still “too hot” to go inside as the cabin was still covered with fire, and explosions thought to be caused by live ammunition were heard.
Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself inside the cabin, after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly spotted him driving a vehicle he’d previously stolen.
While in the cabin, the most wanted fugitive exchanged hundreds of rounds of gunfire with police officers. One of them died from the shooting and another was injured. Later, towering flames engulfed the cabin.
As The Huffington Post reports, Dorner had escaped from authorities, but resurfaced on Tuesday after he’d allegedly burglarized a home, took two women hostage and stolen a truck.
“Enough is enough. It’s time to turn yourself in,” said LAPD Commander Andrew Smith during an afternoon press conference. “It’s time to stop the bloodshed.”
Later officers broke the cabin’s windows, threw there tear gas and called for Dorner to surrender over a loudspeaker.
After no reply was heard they used a special vehicle to tear down the cabin walls. A single gunshot was then heard before flames engulfed the building.
Los Angeles Police spokesman Commander Andrew Smith said: “We believe he is dead. We believe he was in that cabin. We believe he was burned up in that cabin.”
Here is the full statement from San Bernardino county sheriff’s department:
“On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:22 p.m, deputies working the Big Bear area search for Christopher Dorner responded to the 1200 block of Club View Dr. for a reported stolen vehicle. The reporting party said the suspect took their vehicle and described the suspect as looking very similar to Dorner. Deputies immediately began a search on the ground and from the air for the vehicle.”
“The vehicle was located at Hwy. 38 and Glass Rd. The suspect fled into the forest and barricaded himself inside a cabin. A short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect. Sheriff’s SWAT is onscene.”
“Two law enforcement officers are being airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries,” San Bernardino county sheriff’s department added in the statement.
The country’s most wanted man had previously posted an online manifesto claiming he was unfairly fired five years ago, and that he was the victim of racism from his former colleagues.
On Feb 3 he allegedly shot dead Monica Quan, 28, the daughter of Randal Quan, a retired police captain who represented Dorner at the tribunal when he was dismissed from his job.
As The Telegraph writes, on Thursday he shot dead a police officer before going into hiding.