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catch fire to start to burn.
fire department a part of a city or town government that works to prevent and put out fires, or the people who work for it.
fire engine a large truck that carries firefighters and their tools to a fire. Fire engines usually have a ladder and a pump for spraying water or chemicals used to put out fires.
fire escape a metal stair or ladder used as an emergency exit in case of fire. Fire escapes are usually on the outside of buildings.
fire extinguisher a container for chemicals that can be sprayed on a fire to put it out.
fire station a place where firefighters stay and where fire trucks and things to fight fires are kept.
play with fire to bring about danger by doing something in a reckless way.
set fire to to cause to start burning; ignite.