Firefighters in Detroit will be disciplined after posing for a photo in front of a burning house on New Year’s Eve.
It was posted just before midnight on the Detroit Fire Incidents Page on Facebook, with a caption saying: “Crews take a moment to get a selfie on New Years!”
Deputy fire commissioner Dave Fornell said the 18 firefighters were celebrating a boss who was retiring.
He said the photo was taken outside a vacant house, which was too dangerous to enter, in the city’s west side.
Fire commissioner Eric Jones said the photo was “inappropriate and unprofessional”.
He added: “There are a lot of ways to celebrate a retirement. Taking a photo in front of a building fire is not one of them.
“Behind every fire is a devastated family or property owner.”
The photo was later removed from the page.