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25 years after fatal bonfire, Texas A&M considers bringing student tradition back

A university system regent has sought input from the victims’ families about restoring the tradition, which was suspended after the 1999 tragedy.

Texas A&M students, who wished not to be identified, mourn the loss of fellow students after a bonfire log structure collapsed on Nov. 18 in College Station, killing 6 students. The bonfire, made of thousands of logs, was a longtime annual tradition ahead of Texas A&M/UT-Austin football games.

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