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Fire

Somewhat informal; to terminate the employment of an employee. An employee may be fired for cause, such as for sexual harassment or absenteeism, or, in many cases, without cause. A fired employee is often eligible to collect unemployment insurance for a certain period of time.
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Thirteen cars had tyres slashed and the Subaru was set alight on Gwefron on the estate.
30am on Monday, September 14, the window of the car was smashed again before the interior of the car was set alight.
122 Express which was travelling on the Tanta-Cairo line was also set alight.
25pm on Thursday, January 15, when a bottle was set alight and thrown at a car window.
McGuinness, 24, told police officers he accidentally set Sean alight, but video footage showed he deliberately lit his costume.
Two days later at around the same time, a flammable liquid was poured onto a Citroen C4 and set alight.
He said: "I went upstairs, poured the petrol, I set it alight then I tried to move forward to jump in to finish myself, but I did not find the courage.
The couple discovered their wheeled bin had been set alight and the fire had spread to the trailer at the side of the house.
The fire service said another sofa had been set alight in the street earlier and a shed was also damaged in a fire.
When I did I asked can you not get any nearer, when suddenly the passenger female gets out, runs around and the driver then alights and they physically abused me.
A MAN has appeared in court accused of dousing a woman and four-month-old baby in petrol then threatening to set them alight.
The blast blew roof tiles from the bungalow before catching the building alight.