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 Love, which takes place in the Great Smoky Mountains, tomorrow, November 30th @ 9PM ET/PT on NBC.
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