Burn Ban Stifles Aggie Bonfire

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    Aggie Bonfire 2006

    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.