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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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Some residents fear thesame firebug is responsible for the torching of a school last year.
A Garda spokesman said: "We believe the car was set alight by a firebug.
FIREBUG yobs have set alight 70 wheelie bins in Nuneaton in the last few weeks, costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds.
These suggestions, if they became law, would result in many firebugs thinking twice before striking up as they are not something to be bragged about as are Asbos.
FIREBUGS who caused more than PS100,000 of damage to a potato factory are being hunted by police.
The joint patrols will concentrate on areas of wasteland and areas identified as hotpots and has been launched to bring some respite to families whose neighbourhoods are being blighted by teen firebugs.
FIREBUGS caused nuisance calls for fire crews at opposite ends of North Wales last night.
Firebugs targeted two houses in the same Teesside street last night.
Firebugs gutted five buildings, wrecked a fence and damaged drains at the council-run campsite in Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
We're here to have visibility and let the firebugs know we're here,'' the Castaic resident said.
Fire chiefs combating a surge in arson attacks are to launch a new task force, with US-style powers, to trap firebugs.
Among the main troublespots is Caia Park where firebugs have struck 55 times in the past year.
Firebugs torched four air conditioning units outside the Heron Frozen Foods store at Saint James Mall in Hebburn, South Tyneside, on Sunday afternoon.
It is believed the blaze, which also broke out at 6am, had been started by firebugs.