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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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Target Carnsalloch House Hunt for firebugs under way The hunt is on to find firebugs who started a blaze at Carnsalloch House, Kirkton.
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 firebugs struck around 1.30am yesterday morning, pouring accelerant over the bonnet and setting it alight.