Dolly Parton Speaks Out on East Tennessee Wildfires

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Earlier this week, wildfires have spread throughout eastern Tennessee through the Great Smoky Mountains.

Thousands have evacuated and unfortunately others were either found injured or dead.

Country music star Dolly Parton, an east Tennessee native, is speaking out on the tragedy.

“I have been watching the terrible fires in the Great Smoky Mountains and I am heartbroken.  I am praying for all the families affected by the fire and the firefighters who are working so hard to keep everyone safe. It is a blessing that my Dollywood theme park, the DreamMore Resort and so many businesses in Pigeon Forge have been spared.”

Make sure to catch Dolly’s new movie Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Lovewhich takes place in the Great Smoky Mountains, tomorrow, November 30th @ 9PM ET/PT on NBC.

Photo by Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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