As fire engulfs Pigeon Forge, Dolly Parton asks for prayers
Several fires, including one in Pigeon Forge, were reported in the Smokies a few weeks ago. The regions affected were Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.
The potential of a wildfire is still very real despite the fact that the vast majority of these flames have since been either put out or largely contained because of the dry conditions and increasing winds.
In the hills near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, more than 100 structures have been damaged by a wildfire that Tennessee Wildland Fire officials are fighting to put out. Around 3,700 acres of land have been burned by the Hatcher Mountain Road/Indigo Lane fire.
Sevier County Emergency Management said that there were planned evacuations for the Shagbark resort as well as Hatcher Mountain, Cove Creek, and Indigo Roads.
In order to facilitate better access for emergency vehicles, other nearby roads were also closed. The area where Dolly Parton, the queen of country music, lives and where her Dollywood tourist park is located is on fire.
Parton expressed her condolences to anyone impacted by the California wildfire on Instagram. “I’ve been following everything about the flames close to my local area,” Parton wrote.
“Though it appears frightening on television, I’m pleased of the community for coming together like they always do.”
“I’m extremely proud of the courageous men and women battling the fire.”
After that, she requested prayers for people who had been impacted by the fire. Parton claims she has received assurances that the area around her Dollywood estate is safe. “I know some people who have been impacted, and I hope that you will join me in praying for them with me,” she continues.