As a point of note, “non-fire starting” gas canisters were used first and when they didn’t have the desired affect the more potent CS canisters were used. It is my understanding that CP Dorner was also in possesion of CS canisters.
Yep...that’s what the ‘authorities’ said......just like in Waco....”We didn’t have any idea this would start a fire - it was a surprise to us.”
It may have been. My point is that most ALL LEOs in any capacity know the difference and the likely outcomes. As for Dorner, my only understanding is that he possessed oxygen breathing gear and smoke canisters.