SWAT team swarms cabin in hunt for US fugitive: media

A SWAT team moved in on a California mountain cabin Tuesday where former cop and triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner was thought to be hiding, CNN reported, as a fire burned in the area.

Flames and smoke could be seen rising, possibly from the cabin near the ski resort of Big Bear, in live images from KTLA 5 television, as CNN reported that tear gas had been fired into the cabin before officers moved in.

CNN reported that ammunition may have exploded inside the cabin, where the 33-year-old Dorner was thought to be barricaded after a shootout in which one sheriff's deputy was killed and another injured.