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There is no direct causal connection between having an earthquake and the start of a fire. However, the earthquake might destroy things (electricity cables, buildings, etc.) which when destroyed can cause fire. For example, an oil leak could be caused by the earthquake and with a spark of an electricity cable this could cause a fire. Hope this answers your question.

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