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take fire

To start burning. It shouldn't take long for this wood and brush to take fire, and that will warm you up.
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It took fire crews two hours to put out the flames, and Mrs Livingstone said her daughter was "in a hell of a state".
It has been the scene of a number of incidents in recent times, and last summer a large blaze broke out which took fire crews three hours to deal with.
Fire fighters who arrived at the scene quickly took fire under control after an hour.
It took fire fighters three hours to put the fire under control since they had difficulty penetrating the area due to its narrow roads.
It took fire crews from Saltburn fire station about 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions, located in the villages of Gaymagli, Kemerli and Gizilhajili of the Gazakh region, took fire from the positions in the villages of Barekamavan, Doveh of Armenia's Noyemberyan region and Berkaber village of Armenia's Ijevan region.
As a result the cylinder took fire and exploded that engulfed rest of the slanders present in the shop, police and shopkeepers told.
Gas pipe took fire in historic center of Ukraine's city of Odessa.
On September 25, 1868, while laden with coal, the vessel took fire and the men had to take to boats.
The blaze started at about 3pm and it took fire fighters from Sharjah, Ajman and Dubai about two hours to completely control the blaze, said Brig Abdullah Saeed Al Suwaidi, director-general of Sharjah Civil Defence.
It took fire crews two days to put out the wildfire pictured above near Staffin on Skye.
The cause of the fire was unknown and it took fire engines some four hours to bring the blaze under control, according to a report of DPA.
It took fire crews nearly three hours to bring it under control.
It took fire crews until well into the evening to completely extinguish the flames at the two-storey brick building.
It took fire crews around an hour to bring the blaze under control.