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open fire

[′ō·pən ′fīr]
(mining engineering)
A fire at a roadway or at the coal face in a mine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "This fire highlights just how important is to take care with open fires, and to ensure fire guards are used at all times.
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.ae1/4Ci ae1/4oeStone-throwing using a slingshotae1/4Ci is also specified as an example of the sort of action that would justify the fatal use of live ammunition.
"The prosecution say that it was not necessary for Mr Long to open fire upon the Golf and Azelle Rodney.
Instead he tried to reverse his taxi prompting Rangers to open fire on him.
It's worth mentioning that on the daily basis, forces from the Israeli military sites centered at the borders north and east of the Gaza Strip, open fire toward the agricultural lands of Palestinians and their houses, and also chase Palestinian fishermen in Gaza sea and ban them from practicing their only profession.
For his part, Spokesman of the Israeli Army claimed that the Palestinians who were in the car did not stop at the checkpoint, a matter which prompted the troops to open fire. (end) mzt.sfm KUNA 301458 Jul 12NNNN