The friend confided to People Magazine:
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There's an update in ongoing hunt for Christopher Dorner, and the news isn't good.
One of the San Bernardino County's Sheriff's deputies shot in the skirmish earlier today has died and now there's a very large fire in the general vicinity of the fugitive's cabin.
The other wounded officer is currently in surgery and will reportedly be fine.
Apparently the trained killer, formerly of the LAPD, shot the Deputy earlier when a smoke grenade was deployed.
Also, helicopters in Big Bear are recording a giant plume of smoke is emanating from the general vicinity of the site where Dorner is believed to be holed-up.
It isn't clear yet what is on fire, though it certainly could be the fugitive's cabin.
Ugh, this is so heartbreaking.
We hope no one else is hurt!!
UPDATE: Christopher Dorner's cabin IS on fire, law enforcement confirms.
They aren't speculating yet on how the blaze started.
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