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Ripple effect after fire takes out Wyo. town store

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All that remains of the Horton's Corner convenience store, foreground in Chugwater, Wyo., after a Dec. 30, 2012 fire caused by a sport utility vehicle that crashed into the store. Horton's Corner was the only place for miles around to get gas or groceries and may not be rebuilt for several months yet.

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All that remained of the Horton's Corner convenience store, foreground, in Chugwater, Wyo., after a Dec. 30, 2012 fire caused by a sport utility vehicle that crashed into the store. Horton's Corner was the only place for miles around to get gas or groceries and may not be rebuilt for several months yet.

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It all began when a man exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening. The man didn't brake before he crashed into the Horton's Corner convenience store, starting a fire that burned down the store and caused a massive lingering headache for the 200 people of Chugwater, Wyo. Horton's Corner wasn't just any convenience store. It was the only place for miles around to get gas and Chugwater's lone grocery store.
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    • All that remains of the Hortonís Corner convenience store, foreground in Chugwater, Wyo., after a Dec. 30, 2012 fire caused by a sport utility vehicle that crashed into the store. Hortonís Corner was the only place for miles around to get gas or groceries and may not be rebuilt for several months yet.
    • All that remained of the Hortonís Corner convenience store, foreground, in Chugwater, Wyo., after a Dec. 30, 2012 fire caused by a sport utility vehicle that crashed into the store. Hortonís Corner was the only place for miles around to get gas or groceries and may not be rebuilt for several months yet.
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