SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — The owner of a Barton Flats cabin has filed a claim against San Bernardino County saying sheriff’s deputies allowed it to burn during a standoff with rouge former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.
Candice Martin is seeking $420,000, alleging deputies made no effort to save her cabin in the 40000 block of Seven Oaks Road on February 13.
Following a 10-day manhunt, Dorner barricaded himself inside the structure, shooting two deputies, killing Detective Jeremiah MacKay and seriously injuring Deputy Alex Collins.
The vacation rental caught fire after authorities fired tear gas inside.
Martin, of Palmdale, said deputies did nothing to put out the fire which ultimately destroyed the cabin. Dorner’s body was recovered from inside the structure, however, it was unclear if he died in the blaze or if he committed suicide.
The county has 45 days to respond to the claim, and if rejected, a lawsuit can be filed.