Prairie fire rages out of control NW of Richey, MT     

Excess rainfall last year and a dry Spring this year has resulted in ample amounts of tinder-dry grass.

Uncontrolled prairie fire driven by SE winds    
This is the fire's leading edge as it is driven by gusty SE winds on Tuesday.

Prairie fire blackened a large area Tuesday.    

This photo shows only a small amount of the burn area.

Prairie fire burns former Otterness farmstead NW of Richey

This is what is left of the former Otterness farmstead NW of Richey.

Prairie fire destruction      

Old farmstead destroyed by prairie fire.