The fires in the Smokey Mountains area of Tennessee have been raging before rain helped with containing them. The Dollywood theme park was at risk of the fires reaching the grounds and earlier this week, Parton gave a PSA for her East Tennessee homeland (video below.)

Today Parton makes a statement in regards to the tragedy of the fires:

“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.” – Dolly Parton

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