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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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Thick black smoke rises from the fire off Riverbank Road, Bromborough, last month Picture: JAMES MALONEY
Brighouse fire crews were called to a fire off New Street, where residents said they were burning rubbish the council had not collected.
She was then told to fire off one shot before the instructor told her to adjust her stance and squeeze the trigger to let off a volley of bullets.
This shot of the boat fire off Palm Jebel Aliwas tweeted by Dubai Police
North Korea may fire off several missiles of different types from different sites, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean government source.
Kim said it is unlikely for the North to fire off a missile on the day of the late founder's birthday, though he didn't exclude the possibility of a missile launch in the coming days.
A brush fire off Carpenter Road in Northbridge was burning late last night, and had been for hours, police said.
Summary: Two people have been confirmed dead and four are missing after a cruise liner caught fire off Norway's coast.
Summary: Nearly 200 African migrants were feared drowned Tuesday after a boat carrying them to Saudi Arabia caught fire off Sudan's northeastern coast, a semiofficial news agency reported.