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Auburn Football: Iron Bowl Week Begins With Toomer's Trees Ablaze

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The Alabama-Auburn rivalry always heats up this time of year regardless of the teams’ records, but this is a bit much.

According to a report from the Auburn Plainsman, toilet paper hanging from the Toomer’s oaks in Auburn mysteriously caught fire Saturday night, in the hours after losses by Kansas State and Oregon catapulted the Crimson Tide back into the thick of the hunt for the BCS National Championship.

Auburn fans famously take to the streets on Toomer’s Corner in Auburn after a victory by the Tigers to toilet paper the oak trees lining the streets. Auburn defeated Alabama A&M 51-7 on Saturday for their third win of the season.

Police say the toilet paper caught fire sometime after 3:00 am Sunday morning. No cause for the fire was given. The fire was quickly extinguished by the local fire department.

The Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa on November 24 to face Alabama in their traditional rivalry game.

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