Three construction company employees helping to clear the wreckage of the deadliest wildfire in California history have been fired after they posted insensitive photos from properties destroyed by the blaze, NBC News reports.
The Town of Paradise posted photos on its Facebook page showing workers posing with damaged property. The town experienced severe destruction from the Camp Fire that killed 88 people.
One photo had a caption: “Dude… I was just chilling with my homies, having a couple of cold ones, and BAM… damn fire breaks out.” It showed the body of a burned cat with a beer bottle placed near its mouth with the caption.
Construction company Bigge Crane and Rigging issued a statement saying it had identified three people who participated in “this abhorrent event” and that their employment had been terminated.
“This is unacceptable and reprehensible behavior,” the Town of Paradise wrote on its Facebook page. “The Paradise Police Department is looking into criminal charges.”
The company said in its statement that it “expects its employees and contractors to work with the utmost integrity and professionalism.”
“Bigge regrets that the residents of Paradise and Butte County have suffered an egregious insult” during an already devastating time, the company wrote.