Slideshow: Panhandle Town Picks Up Pieces After Fire

A fire near the Panhandle town of Fritch destroyed 225 homes, leaving the town grappling with questions about its future. The town, which has 2,000 residents, was already reeling from years of drought and a declining population that has strained local resources. City officials predict that as many as half of the residents who lost homes will not return.

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