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Feb 7, 2013 5:32 PM by The Associated Press

Report of burned truck investigated in manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A report of a burned pickup truck on a Southern California mountain road is being investigated amid a manhunt for a fired Los Angeles police officer suspected in three murders.

TV news helicopters have shown a helicopter drop a rifle-equipped team onto a mountain near Big Bear Thursday afternoon.

San Bernardino County sheriff's Deputy Zach Beckum says a pickup fire was reported but there has been no sighting of suspect Christopher Dorner. Beckum also says local schools are on lockdown.

A massive manhunt is under way for Dorner, who allegedly killed a former police captain's daughter and her fiance last weekend. He's also suspected of killing a police officer and wounding two others in two separate shootings early Thursday. He was reportedly driving a pickup at the time.

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