While firefighters have their hands full out west, Virginia’s gearing up for the start of a second fire season.
Jeff Koenig has been battling forest fires for 35 years – nearly a decade here in the Shenandoah National Park . Out west, he says, the forest dries out in summer. Not so in Virginia.
“Y’know the leaves coming back on, the green grass, we traditionally have a lot of summer thunderstorms that keep things pretty wet around here.”