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Fan sets one of Toomer’s Corner oak trees on fire following Auburn’s win over LSU (with video)

One of the new oak trees at Toomer’s Corner was set on fire Saturday night following Auburn’s 18-13 win over No. 18 LSU.

The original oak trees had to be replaced after being poisoned by an Alabama fan following the 2010 Iron Bowl.

It was only the second time fans rolled the trees at the corner of College Street and Magnolia Avenue since Auburn officials announced the return of the longtime tradition in August.

Auburn planted the new 35-foot tall oaks in February 2015 from a South Carolina nursery.

Surveillance video shows a fan walking up to the tree and setting it on fire. An unidentified female points out the person and tries to prevent them from fleeing the scene.

The Auburn Fire Department reported to the scene at 12:17 a.m. according to Josh Vitale of the OA News. The Battalion Chief Dow Sport told the OA News that the crew spent 30 minutes on the scene and there were no injuries.

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