Dolly Parton has made a statement about the wildfires that are taking over parts of Tennessee and putting her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, at risk. She is currently in Los Angeles filming a TV show, but she makes it clear that her heart is back home.
She told ABC News, “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.”
A spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the fires are “right on the doorstep” of Dollywood.