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open fire

[′ō·pən ′fīr]
(mining engineering)
A fire at a roadway or at the coal face in a mine.
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According to the new police regulations, ae1/4oeAn officer is permitted to open fire [with live ammunition] directly at an individual who clearly appears to be throwing or is about to throw a firebomb, or who is shooting or is about to shoot fireworks, in order to prevent endangerment.
BAALBEK, Lebanon: A patient, angry that a doctor tried to shave his body hair to perform an operation, called his friends to open fire on a Baalbek hospital, sources said.
Nobody asked us to open fire and nobody will open fire" on the people, said Tantawy, who took over power from Mubarak for whom he served as defense minister until his fall on February 11 in the face of nationwide protests.
It's important that residents lighting an open fire use a fire guard and get the flue of the chimney swept at least every 12 months - once every six months if burning wood on a regular basis.
WE'RE thinking of opening up our chimney so we can have an open fire but a friend suggested a stove would be better.
The local governor's spokesman said: "The security forces had to open fire when the protesters tried to force their way into the buildings.
The CRPF spokesperson said the jawans were forced to open fire as the mob attacked their camp.