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Upstart’s long-awaited documentary, THE FIRE, is now for sale at

The 48-minute movie premiered at the Bastrop Home Product Show on Sunday to thunderous applause. It was produced by Carolyn Banks and Colin Guerra and was funded by Aqua Water Supply Corporation, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and First National Bank of Bastrop. Don’t miss this chance to share the story and video of the worst fire in Texas history with your out-of-town friends. In addition to footage shot by the producers, this video features Bastrop Sheriffs Department dashcam shots as well as KVUE and LCRA footage acquired just for this production. One viewer wrote on his comment card that the story was “incredibly well-told,” and another said the movie was “Awesome!”

The fire came within 3 1/2 miles of our town of Smithville, TX.  Some of the out of state fire fighters stayed at our B&B, the Katy House.