Fritch is a city in Hutchinson and Moore Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,117 at the 2010 census. Fritch and the surrounding area are served by ZIP code 79036. The current mayor is Dwight Kirksey.
On June 27, 1992, a multivortex EF4 tornado struck the Fritch area, resulting in major damage to the city and the loss of 200 homes, but no loss of life.
On May 11, 2014, a fast-moving wildfire in the area began, causing much destruction and loss of homes in the Fritch area, which was evacuated by authorities. Media reported 100 structures destroyed with numerous people in local shelters.
Fritch is located in the southwest corner of Hutchinson County at 35°38′23″N 101°36′3″W (35.639639, -101.600921) at the geographic center of the Texas Panhandle region. It is 35 miles (56 km) north-northeast of Amarillo and 13 miles (21 km) west of Borger. Fritch sits in an area where the typically flat High Plains are broken up into canyons and draws by the Canadian River. The city itself sits on a flat piece of land surrounded by undulating terrain due to this phenomenon.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), all of it land.