Washington, D.C. (WUSA) -- On a beautiful summer-like day, folks enjoy the refreshing water fountain at Georgetown Waterfront Park.
But natural precipitation in the form of rain, could be days away causing problems for people such as Greg Stack.
He tends to a small plot of land at a community garden in Northwest.
"These are sugar snaps. Between the squirrels and the weather, they're not doing so well as they really should be. When we come up to water the garden we do worry. If we keep going this way we have to worry about the farmers."
Farmers are not only feeling the heat but so are firefighters.
Brush fires have sprouted in the Shenandoah Valley and nearby George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Firefighters were also busy with a brush fire in Anne Arundel County Sunday afternoon.
Fire stations across the region are on alert.
Arlington Co. Fire Captain Gregg Karl says, "People can really help by making sure if they are discarding smoking materials they dispose it properly, not in a flower bed or planter and they make sure charcoal grills are used properly.
Seeing it this early, it concerns us because we know it's going to be a long summer for us."