Officials say they’ve contained most of a 10-thousand acre fire that swept across the Shenandoah National Park over the past week. While the blaze destroyed debris on the forest floor, many trees have survived. Sandy Hausman reports from a staging area near Waynesboro.
Firefighters and support personnel seemed relieved as they stopped for snacks, bottled water, coffee and conversation. Park Superintendent Jim Northup, who has battled dozens of forest fires in other parks over the last 30 years, says this one was a particular challenge.