OMG a fire! Guess they learned a lot from Waco. I saw it was the tear gas canisters that set the fire.
A question: With all his training and equipment, does it seem logical that he would anticipate and prepare for tear gas? Don’t get me wrong, I certainly hope they got him. I just wonder what other alternatives were available in this age of thermal imaging, etc.
There was a basement at the cabin and he did fill some scuba tanks prior to his “evil escapades”. Could he be in the basement breathing from a tank? I would think the heat would be really bad. In all likelihood he is toast.
Dorner did prepare for tear gas by purchasing scuba gear with oxygen tanks. That lone gun shot just when the fire broke out tells me that nothing will protect one from suicide.
What kind of fire burns huge flames for hours on end. An oil fire. Nothing else. A wooden cabin that catches on fire, without oil being around, is going to go up fast and the fire will be over in no time. A body easily identifiable. An oil fire will burn all day and the body would be incinerated. No DNA match will be possible. Of course the cops will say they recovered the body, but no one will ever know if he pulled a hoodini or not.
Some say this is why he purchased scuba gear.. Could extend survivability in a house fire.