Firefighting planes dump retardant on dry grasslands as Richard Spring Fire rips through Montana


Firefighting planes dumped retardant on dry grasslands as the Richard Spring Fire ripped through Montana.

The aircraft was seen flying over the dry fields and spreading extinguishers to put out the blaze in Ashland on August 11.

The sky turned red and was obscured by smoke due to the Richard Spring Fire that started south of Colstrip City on Sunday.

Thousands in Montana have been placed under evacuation orders as the fire, which has already burned 150,000 acres of land, loomed over dozens of communities.