Fire setting

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(Mining) the process of softening or cracking the working face of a lode, to facilitate excavation, by exposing it to the action of fire; - now generally superseded by the use of explosives.

See also: Fire

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Deliberate fire setting has dropped by more than 35 per cent in a year but a top firefighter says the crime is still hitting taxpayers in the pocket, writes JackThomson, Local Democracy Reporter.
We all share a responsibility to report incidents of deliberate fire setting.
Spokesman Mark Smyth said: "Deliberate fire setting in the countryside is still very much a significant issue for Northern Ireland.
He said: "Deliberate fire setting is completely unacceptable, as well as the associated monetary cost.
To date, however, research regarding the unique relationship between each element of the triad (i.e., enuresis, cruelty to animals, and fire setting) and specific dimensions of parental abuse (i.e., psychological, physical, and sexual) among serial killers has been somewhat vague.
Addressing those who could be tempted to start fires, he added: "Deliberate grass fire setting is not risk-free fun.
The top three causes were cooking, electrical and "radiated heat", which encompasses such things as a candle left on a windowsill too close to curtains, an open fire setting light to tinsel and a build up of fat and grease inside ovens.
Police and fire service staff have increased patrols in known areas of deliberate fire setting and will target persistent arsonists.
CarePlus clinicians and intervention specialists assist BCJFPP with youth who display curiosity and/or have engaged in fire setting. Early interventions are instrumental in reducing the possibility of future fire setting.
Eyewitnesses said that unidentified gunmen opened fire on the gas pump, which burst into fire setting ablaze a passenger van and several adjacent shops.
"We hope that this new unit will provide reassurance to communities that anti-social behaviour and fire setting will not be tolerated."
"Fire setting is common practice across the district of Paphos, but has hit an all-time high in the Laona areas.