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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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It took fire crews two hours to put out the fire, which started in a machine making plastic packaging.
It took fire brigade personnel 40 minutes to douse the flames.
However, it took fire fighters two hours to control the spread of fire.
It took fire crews just over an hour to extinguish the blaze.
It took fire and ambulance staff an hour to free him from the wreck.
IT TOOK fire fighters more than three hours to bring a fire under control in the Kantou area of Paphos yesterday.
Some articles of clothing in the kitchen took fire, but the flames were quickly extinguished.
Yesterday morning it took fire investigators and scenes of crimes officers two hours to conclude that the fire was arson after examining the charred property.
A young Wall Street lawyer named Oren Root launched a petition movement on Willkie behalf that quickly took fire and led to the establishment of Willkie clubs throughout the country.
It took fire crews and neighbours half an hour to clear away fifty bags of paper to free the man, who sustained leg injuries.
It took fire crews about 35 minutes to extinguish the flames after the fire was reported at 4:16 a.
It took fire crews an hour to bring the blaze under control.