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set afire

To light (something) on fire. Do they know how the building was set afire? The trash can was probably set afire by some punk kids looking for trouble on a Friday night.
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Wait," said Bazin, striking a flint, and setting afire a twisted wax-light, with which he started the church candles.
The MLA even announced that he will bail out youth if they are arrested for setting afire the theatres.
No incident of violence or arson was reported by the police on Saturday morning, but the hills remained on the edge, a day after agitators went on a rampage, setting afire an RPF office, a state-run library and a police outpost.
Summary: Accused has been absconding after setting afire the two sisters who were asleep in their house
It decided, too, to start legally required procedures with International Law teams, to submit the dossier related to the crime of setting afire Al-Dawabshah family, before the International Criminal Court, in addition to carrying out resolutions taken by the Palestinian Central Council, in May 2015, to determine the relations with the Israeli occupation power and reject all proposals from the Israeli government to keep the situation as it is.
I'M heartened that the two 16-year-olds, now serving two years apiece for setting afire a double-decker in Acocks Green, got nowhere when presenting autism and learning difficulties as mitigation.
TUNIS, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- Protesters, forcing their way passed security guards Friday, climbed walls of the US embassy in Tunis and brought down the American flag as well as setting afire some of the cars inside the compound.
The court looking into their active role in the conspiracy and setting afire the S6 coach of Sabarmati Express train near Godhra, gave death penalty to 11 people," public prosecutor JM Panchal said.
The attackers killed the driver and the cleaner before setting afire the tanker, Abdul Qadus, a resident said
Kolkata, Nov 30 (ANI): A 12-hour Bengal shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in protest against hike in power tariff turned violent on Monday with supporters setting afire buses and clashing with police.
They believed setting afire the burgled house would remove all evidence of their crime, including finger prints, making it difficult for dog squad to sniff them out," Thakur said.
Taliban insurgents attacked a convoy of trucks supplying logistics for foreign troops on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in southern Zabul province, setting afire six vehicles, an official said on Sunday.