Surveillance footage appears to show somebody intentionally setting fire to one of Auburn University’s famed Toomer’s Corner oak trees

The trees at Toomer’s Corner after a game earlier in the season.
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The toilet paper hanging from one of Auburn University’s famed Toomer’s Corner oak trees was set on fire late Saturday night and surveillance footage of the corner appears to show a person intentionally setting the fire.

The toilet-paper celebration is a longstanding tradition at Auburn following wins by their football team.

Following Auburn’s 18-13 upset win over No. 18 LSU, the toilet paper caught fire, causing damage to the tree.

Someone inadvertently set theone of the Toomer’s Oaks on fire. It’s out now, but all thetoilet paper is burned off, 2016

Surveillance footage obtained by appears to show a person in dark clothes walk up to the toilet paper and light it on fire. The person appears to be confronted by a woman afterward, before walking away.

This oak tree was one of the new trees planted at the corner in 2015 after the original trees were poisoned in 2011.

According to, a 29-year-old suspect has been detained and was taken into custody on an unrelated charge of public intoxication.

A spokesperson for the school told that there is some damage to the leaves on the tree but that won’t know the extent of the damage until they get a closer look on Monday.