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Pyromania is an obsession with fire and starting fires, in an intentional fashion, usually on multiple occasions.

It should be contrasted with other acts of arson.

To qualify as true pyromania, the fire must not be done for personal gain, monetary or otherwise, or as an act of revenge or psychotic episode.

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