Bluebonnet Electric Released from Liability Related to 2011 Wildfire

The Smithville school board members voted to release Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative (Bluebonnet) for any liability related to the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire.  The fire was caused by trees that fell on Bluebonnet’s power lines during high winds in the middle of the driest 12-month period of any area in Texas’ history.  Dareld Morris, a school board trustee, acknowledged that the school board “never had any intention of going after Bluebonnet.”

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