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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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Before their arrest, the police detained more than 100 people and question about Ms Leniata's death who was dragged, stripped naked, doused with petrol and set afire. Reports said burning tyres were thrown at her body while she screamed in pain.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year's Eve, set afire by young revelers, a much lamented tradition that remained intact this year with 1,193 vehicles burned, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said.
The agitators had also set afire police vehicles and thrown brickbats at policemen.
Teargas shells were also fired by the police to disperse the mob, which set afire four vehicles and damaged several other vehicles, witnesses said.
The controversy began in 2009 when Goodwin told insurance investigators that his then-girlfriend's 1999 Chevy Tahoe had been stolen and set afire. The story seemed implausible at first blush, according to an assistant prosecutor who tried the case, because the SUV was equipped with an anti-theft device that makes "stealing the vehicle virtually impossible."
The family of a woman set afire by a scorned suitor turned to Weibo after he stopped making payments for medical care.
Conditions nowadays are much more difficult compared to those that existed in 1969, when Al-Aqsa mosque was set afire, said Ambassador Sebeeh.
They also set afire three motorcycles at the police station.
Tyres and haystacks were set afire in front of the building where the ministers met.
Pieces of a homemade bedsheet banner reading "President Obama , Victory '08," which had been stolen from the yard the night before, also were found, leading investigators to believe the banner had been wrapped around the cross before it was set afire. Lt.
Marijuana is grown on the mountainsides in the southern haft of the Daniel Boone, and every fall, especially at Halloween, the woods are set afire. With fewer and fewer wild places left, less and less "outdoors," many more Americans flock to the national forests, bringing their own ideas of "wilderness" with them.
Her house is ransacked and set afire, and "accidents" keep happening around at work.
"Murders are not committed, actors do not fire live bullets at each other or at the audience, the theater is not set afire to illustrate the burning of Rome in 'Julius Caesar,'" the court said.
The article advises anyone traveling to Little Rock to make a side trip to Conway to check out the dip, which is served in a skillet and set afire when presented.
Eliezer Falcon, 23, answered charges of aggravated assault and battery last week in a case in which a young woman was set afire at a party in April 2005.