fire bug

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fire bug

Someone who enjoys setting fires; a pyromaniac or arsonist. I'm sure that fire bug Max set our shed on fire—it wouldn't be the first time he started a fire in the neighborhood.
See also: bug, fire
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The centre was a regular magnet for young fire bugs in the past.
Thanks to his membership in the Made In Alaska program, three of Grayson's Fire Bugs also will be included as ornaments on the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.
A Vauxhall Astra was gutted by fire bugs in the Acrefair area.
In the latest incident, two adjacent wheelie bins in Oldfield Road were targeted by fire bugs at about 10pm.
It did this by initiatives such as making sure abandoned vehicles were towed away to stop them becoming a magnet for the fire bugs, and working with councils to ensure empty buildings were properly boarded up.
Police are hunting the fire bugs who struck on Saturday at about 8pm.
That builders aren't overly anxious about the threat of arson isn't surprising, given statistics that show incidents of intentional fires on a steady decline for at least a decade, according to data released in March by the National Fire Prevention Association (see "Extinguishing Fire Bugs," page 148).
Fire bugs tried to destroy the building in Hornchurch, Essex, by dousing the front door with petrol.
Lives are being put at risk by idiotic fire bugs who don't give a damn about the consequences of their actions," said Mr McCormack.
The 37-year-old, who also lives on Lambeth Road, fears it could attract fire bugs putting their homes at risk.
AN arsonist torched a camper van yesterday but police are not linking it to a spate of other attacks by fire bugs.
The area has suffered because of the many empty, boarded-up houses and anti-social behaviour in recent years, and residents lived in fear as fire bugs repeatedly targeted empty properties.
Last night, they were called out twice after fire bugs deliberately started blazes.
Binley fire station officer Adrian Hutt estimates that about 80 per cent of properties in the area have been targeted by fire bugs and is calling for the "swift" demolition of the properties.
FIREFIGHTERS in Coventry have slammed fire bugs for wasting their time after attending two arson attacks in deserted buildings last night.