Matthew Fortenberry with Beaumont Animal Services on Tuesday announced the death of the female eagle dubbed Hope.
Fortenberry says some people in Beaumont on Monday saw the injured full-grown eagle standing near the line. Hope had burns on her head and an injured foot.
Fortenberry says the bird, estimated to be about 3 years old, was transported to an animal rehab center but had to euthanized due to electrocution, likely from a nearby power line. Officials are trying to determine if she left behind a nest.
Bald eagles are no longer considered endangered but are protected under federal law, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.