Three Camp Fire Employees Fired

Three contractors paid to help clean-up the Camp Fire burn zone have been fired.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2018 11:21 AM
Updated: Dec. 16, 2018 11:54 AM

PARADISE, CALIFORNIA --- Offensive pictures posted online sparked outrage from the Paradise community.

The photos were posted on Facebook showing several workers on burned-out property, mocking the destruction they were being paid to clean up. One photo shows the body of a cat killed in the fire, with a beer bottle placed by its mouth. The posts also include offensive captions.

A Paradise City spokesperson says police are also looking into whether the photos show evidence of laws broken like trespassing.

The company responsible for the crew in the photos fired three employees connected to the online posts Saturday.

"Bigge Crane and Rigging" issued a statement reading "We have identified three participants in this abhorrent event and their employment has been terminated..." and "bigge regrets that the residents of Paradise and Butte County have suffered an egregious insult during an already devastating time at the hands of these individuals."

As the Camp Fire community tries to heal, a crew of cleanup workers is learning the consequences of their cold-hearted actions.

The company that fired the three employees was hired as a sub-contractor under PG and E. The utility company issued a statement, calling the pictures "reprehensible."

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