Friendly Fire

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Friendly Fire

Fire burning in a place where it was intended to burn, although damages may result. In a military conflict, the discharge of weapons against one's own troops.

A fire burning in a fireplace is regarded as a friendly fire, in spite of the fact that extensive smoke damage might result there from. Ordinarily, when an individual purchases fire insurance, the coverage does not extend to damages resulting from a friendly fire but only to loss resulting from an uncontrollable hostile fire.

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We have confirmed that an investigation is under way into a suspected friendly fire incident," a MoD spokesman said.
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Lieutenant Colonel Mark Van Der Lande said: 'The squadron was in action, but it is suspected this may have been a friendly fire incident.
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