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Prom Goes on for Texas Teens Affected by Wildfire

Saturday, May 17, 2014  |  Updated 10:58 AM CDT
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Prom Goes on for Texas Teens Affected by Wildfire

Prom dresses by the dozen have been donated to students in the Texas Panhandle whose homes and possessions were lost in a wildfire.

The Sanford-Fritch High School prom will be held Saturday night -- less than a week after a wildfire burned about 4 square miles near Fritch.

Texas A&M Forest Service officials say about 225 homes were destroyed in the fire that broke out last Sunday about 30 miles northeast of Amarillo.

Superintendent Jim McClellan said Saturday that more than 40 students in the Sanford-Fritch Independent School District lost their residences.

McClellan says four or five girls needed prom dresses, but more than 100 dresses were donated after word spread.

Individuals and businesses also donated tuxedos and flowers for about a dozen prom-bound students.

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