set off :
- v put in motion or move to act
- v leave
- v direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
- v cause to burst with a violent release of energy
- v make up for
- v set in motion or cause to begin
- v provoke or stir up
News & Articles
- Ammunition fire rages at Russian military base
MOSCOW (AP) — Exploding shells set off a fire that was triggering explosions Wednesday at a military depot in southern Russia, injuring about 30 people and causing the evacuation of more than 6,000 from a nearby village, investigators and emergency workers said.
June 18, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
- Police: Man set off fireworks in Pioneer Square
A man who set off fireworks early Saturday in Pioneer Square was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment, and responding police said they expected to find a shooting scene. The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday near Occidental Avenue and Yesler Way. Officer Anh Hoang drove toward the fireworks and people fled thinking the noises were shots. “Expecting to find a gunman ...
June 17, 2013 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
- Small explosive set off in Niles park
A small homemade explosive device that included a plastic bottle was reportedly set off at Grennan Heights Park in Niles during a softball game on the evening of June 10. According to Niles Police, a 47-year-old Evanston man reported hearing a loud “boom” around 6:50 p.m. and turned to see a puff of smoke in an area of the park which is located on the 7400 block of Monroe Street. A second ...
June 17, 2013 - Niles Herald-Spectator