On the tendency to ignore accidental fires in archaeology, see Anthony M. Snodgrass, An Archaeology of Greece (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1987), pp. 46–47. As to earthquake-caused fires in antiquity, Nicomedia burned for five days and nights after the earthquake of 358 (Ammianus Marcellinus, Histories 17.7.8), and in Antioch, fire destroyed most of what the earthquake of 526 did not (John Malalas, Chronicle 17.4 [B. 419.21]); for comments, see Russell, “Earthquake Chronology,” p. 51.