posted by Laura .
What is a word for a cause of fire? I don't want examples but I would like a specific word for a causer of fire that could be used no matter what caused it. For example if someone died from murder, the causer of the death would be called a killer or a murderer. That's really the best example I can come up with. But please if someone knows a word for it, could you help me?
I don't know that there is only one word. If the fire started accidentally, it could have been caused by lightning. If an extremely destructive fire were started deliberately, that would be arson.
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