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Detroit firefighters posed in front of a burning house in a photo that has been deleted on Facebook. (WXYZ.com / Facebook)

Detroit's fire commissioner says a photo posted on social media showing 18 Detroit firefighters posing in front of a burning home was "inappropriate and unprofessional" and will result in disciplinary action.

The photo was posted Tuesday night on Facebook and has since been taken down.

Firefighters were celebrating a retiring fire battalion chief.
Fire Commissioner Eric Jones says there's "a lot of ways to celebrate a retirement. Taking a photo in front of a building fire is not one of them."

Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell says the photo was taken outside a vacant house that was too dangerous to enter.