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Crane Company Employees Fired After Posting ‘Reprehensible’ Camp Fire Wreckage Photos

Three employees of a crane company have been fired for posting photos that mocked the devastation of northern California’s Camp Fire, and police are considering filing criminal charges over the “reprehensible behavior,” CNN reports. The photos, taken by and featuring employees from Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., reportedly include one showing a “dead cat with a beer bottle in its mouth.” Other photos reportedly show one man “jumping through a burned trampoline,” and two men pretending to drive a burned-out motor home. The company identified one former employee as Rob Freestone in a Facebook post, but did not identify the other employees. Authorities in Paradise, the town most devastated by the wildfire, posted the photos on Saturday and condemned them as “unacceptable and reprehensible behavior.” “Town leadership has contacted this subject's employer and he will no longer be working in our Town,” the town wrote on their Facebook page. “The Paradise Police Department is looking into criminal charges.”