What does Idaho, California, Hawaii, Washington, Oklahoma, Texas, Spain, Greece, France, and Bulgaria all have in common?
Wildfires, Forest Fires, Range Fires whatever you want to refer to them as! These locations along with many others are experiencing one of the most active "fire seasons" in recent history.
Virginia along with resources from all accross the country are responding to the request for help to many of these locations.
Firefighters across the West on Monday kept battling a summer-long series of raging wildfires, with the latest round sparked mostly by lightning strikes that added to an already torrid mix of dry conditions and gusty winds.
The Trinity Ridge 91,000-acre (38,800-hectare) wildfire in the Boise National Forest closed in from three directions on an Idaho mountain town on Monday as authorities worried about the safety of roughly 30 residents who have refused to evacuate.
The Elmore County Sheriff's Office ordered evacuations over the weekend as thick smoke from the Trinity Ridge Fire posed a health hazard and limited visibility on the single road to Featherville, a popular summertime resort at the foot of the Trinity Mountains on the South Fork Boise River.
"It puts everyone in higher danger. Firefighters will have to worry about the safety of people who are left behind instead of fighting the fire and saving homes," U.S. fire information officer Mary Christensen said.
Fire crews prepared to defend hundreds of homes in Featherville, where second homes and rental cabins cause the summer population to swell to roughly 1,000, as well as structures in the nearby community of Pine.
"We hope those residents will reconsider and get out of there," Christensen said.