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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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He reported seeing some teenagers running off down the road after setting fire to the skip.
Simon Duncan, prosecuting, said neighbour Brian Johns saw Gutteridge lying on a deck chair wearing a bra and blue shorts and setting fire to bits of paper on May 22 last year.
AN Albanian was yesterday remanded in custody at Paisley sheriff court charged with setting fire to a passenger plane at Glasgow Airport.
He added: "He believed he was in danger and took the outlandish decision of setting fire to the roll of carpet in the hallway outside the flat with a view to stopping them.
The 81-year-old lives on the New Green Park mobile home site, off Wyken Croft, in Wyken, Coventry, and claims that for the past eight years, vandals have been setting fire to grass cuttings left by the city council.
Mark Williams, of Parkview, Bargoed, is accused of going to his former partner's house, and setting fire to a shed attached to her home because he was upset she may have given him Chlamydia after cheating on him.
He stressed candles should only be used in holders which will prevent them setting fire to the surface they are placed on and never left unattended.
Two teenage boys were yesterday found guilty of setting fire to an elderly tramp with cigarette lighters.
A LONG-standing dispute culminated with a Wirral man setting fire to his neighbour's home, a court has heard.
Four protesters were arrested Sunday for setting fire to fur coats in a fake casket - only a month after voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would require gruesome warning labels on all furs sold in the city limits.
Robert Beldon, of Wakefield Road, admitted setting fire to a neighbour's car on July 17.
Yesterday, at Hamilton sheriff court, she admitted setting fire to the photographs.