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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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Nothing, however, had caught fire, and her men were speedily at work upon her repair.
The neck of the bottle rang on the rim of the glass, for the old woman was startled, and the idea that the farm had caught fire had entered her head.
Muscat: A dhow from Somalia with livestock caught fire at Salalah Port in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and sank, said an official from the port.
Summary: UNIFIL's Indian contingent extinguish civilian car that caught fire in the southern district of Hasbaya.
A CAR caught fire in a crash which closed a road last night.
MOSCOW, Rabi'II 5, 1435, Feb 5, 2014, SPA -- Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said several dozen railcars carrying gas have derailed and caught fire northeast of Moscow, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of local resident, AP reported.
Seventeen children and a teacher were burnt to death in Pakistan's Punjab province on Saturday when the bus taking them to a school caught fire apparently due to a cylinder explosion, local media reported.
03 -- Italian luxury carmaker, Ferrari, issued a statement that it is recalling all 1248 of its '458 Italia' supercars after five of them caught fire.
Muscat An Indian family of four was charred to death in their sleep when their house in old Muttrah district of Muscat caught fire at 7am yesterday morning.
Summary: A Russian-built plane has caught fire and broken up upon landing in Iran.
A TANKER carrying more than 20 tonnes of PVC resin caught fire, closing part of a motorway in Warwickshire.
A FRAIL pensioner was killed as she slept after her electric blanket caught fire yesterday morning.