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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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A sugar factory catches fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo Ten fire engines cooperated to extinguish the fire, in addition to a helicopter sent by the Armed Forces.
Jungle on the mountainous range of Tehsil Ghazi, Union Council Khair Bara village Bandi Saydan every year catches fire and extinguishes naturally.
Word History: The English word spunk comes from spong, a word in Scottish Gaelic (the traditional language of northern Scotland) that meant "tinder" or "sponge." This word, in turn, came from Latin spongia, "sponge." The English word at first meant "tinder," which is a spongy material that catches fire easily.