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Am I weird if have a pyrophobia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Fear of Fire

Not necessarily "weird", but the problem depends on the nature and degree of your fear. For instance, fearing fire in a fireplace is one thing, and could possibly indicate an anxiety disorder.
But feeling afraid when the fire escapes the fireplace and burns down your house, is normal! is the fear crippling, preventing you from activities you want to do? If so, see a therapist for help.

In brief: Fear of Fire

Not necessarily "weird", but the problem depends on the nature and degree of your fear. For instance, fearing fire in a fireplace is one thing, and could possibly indicate an anxiety disorder.
But feeling afraid when the fire escapes the fireplace and burns down your house, is normal! is the fear crippling, preventing you from activities you want to do? If so, see a therapist for help.
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