Texas A&M Bonfire still burns fifteen years after collapse kills 12 students--long article but well worth the read. Redpots' parents' homeowners policies paid damages award to the families of the killed.
Nov 16, 1999: Construction begins on deadly bonfire. Construction begins on a giant bonfire at Texas A&M University on this day in 1999, the continuation of a tradition that began 90 years earlier. Two days later, the bonfire collapsed, killing 12 students and injuring another 27.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday Nov. on the anniversary of the 1999 Aggie Bonfire collapse John Comstock lingers after most have left at the Aggie Bonfire Memorial on the Texas A campus in College Station.
The second time in Aggie history that Bonfire did not burn was almost exactly 92 years after the first Bonfire due to its collapse on November 1999 at a. The collapse killed 12 Aggies and injured 27 others.