A story I read earlier today said the "burners" officers referred to is slang for CS gas canisters. Can't find that story right now. The LA Times is reporting police first fired in other gas and then the CS gas canisters which apparently have a fairly significant chance of starting a fire. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...-on-cabin.html
. So, we shouldn't speculate that police used a flamethrower unless there is actual proof.
Still, I have to agree with those who believe police acted hastily and with malice when they decided to send in the gas canisters