Auburn Plainsman- At approximately 3:20 a.m. Nov. 18, toilet paper hanging from Toomer’s Oaks mysteriously caught fire.Most of the mass of paper left from Auburn’s win against Alabama A&M was consumed in a brilliant flame next to Biggin Hall. Police officers on the scene did not know the cause of the fire, which was soon extinguished by the fire department. Alessio Summerfield, junior in RTVF, had just finished eating at Jimmy John’s when someone shouted that Toomer’s Corner was on fire. “It was one of the most surreal experiences I’ve had as an Auburn student,” Summerfield said. “I think it took me and the group I was with quite a while to process what we were actually seeing.” Before the fire department arrived, Summerfield said he and other students were immediately concerned that the fire might spread to campus. At 2 p.m., it could be clearly seen that the outside of the trees were visibly charred.
“I’m so glad we we beat A&M you guys. I think we should totally do something to celebrate our gigantic win. What do you mean ‘Still unranked?’ Whatever. We won, dude. Anyway, you know those trees that everyone really likes? The ones that got poisoned a couple years ago by that guy who we almost lynched for doing it? Yeah, that story about that based on our reaction was basically the worst thing to ever happen to humanity and that stayed in the national media for months and for some reason wouldn’t die. Yeah, just like those trees. That guy was an giant asshole for poisoning them. I was thinking… we should light them on fire.”