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Burn ban stifles student bonfire not Aggie spirit

Burn ban stifles student bonfire not Aggie spirit
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 10:47am

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A burn ban in Robertson County has
stifled an unofficial Texas A&M University student bonfire that was
to have blazed Tuesday night.

County commissioners told the Bryan-College Station Eagle that
safety concerns related to dry weather led them to keep the ban in
effect Tuesday but they plan to revisit the issue at a Wednesday
afternoon meeting.

The student-run bonfire is a stand-in for the traditional
bonfire burned at A&M before the Thanksgiving game against the
University of Texas.

The university ended the official bonfire event in 1999 after a
massive stack of logs collapsed, killing 12 and injuring 27.
A group of students has held an off-campus bonfire event since
2002.

Student leader Nathanial Coffman says they might be able to hold
it Thursday if it rains.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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