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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POLICE are hunting fire bugs after five arson attacks took place in two weeks.
Fire chiefs say they have strengthened working relationships with the police, council wardens, housing associations and local media outlets in its bid to stamp out fire bugs.
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.C., this year.
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.Witnesses said the flames were 25ft high and it is now a charred shell.
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).
But the leaflet drop will allow people to post the fire bugs' names to the Arson Task Force who take up the case.
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.
Chester cops hunt fire bugs after car damaged in arson attack"Two people in the second car are in the care of paramedics while crews set up equipment to free one of the casualties.
A Vauxhall Astra was gutted by fire bugs in the Acrefair area.
The 37-year-old, who also lives on Lambeth Road, fears it could attract fire bugs putting their homes at risk.