Toomer's Corner trees briefly catch fire early Sunday morning

Instagram user acsummerfield

If it's Iron Bowl week*, something bad must be happening to Auburn's Toomer's Corner trees. * No, there's absolutely no evidence an Alabama fan had anything to do with this. I'm just saying it's a bad time of year for these trees.

The report from the Auburn Plainsman, which includes a photo of the Toomer's Corner fire, says of the early morning flare-up, "Police officers on the scene did not know the cause of the fire, which was soon extinguished by the fire department." It appeared to be mostly burning toilet paper, however, and not the tree itself, based on one morning-after report:

And from the scene at the time:

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