Dolly Parton asks for prayers

Many fires were recorded in the Smokies a few weeks ago, including one in Pigeon Forge. Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina were among the places that were impacted.

While the vast majority of these fires have been extinguished or contained, the possibility of a wildfire remains extremely high due to dry conditions and rising winds.

Earlier this month, Tennessee Wildland Fire authorities attempted to contain a wildfire that had damaged more than 100 houses in the hills surrounding Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Around 3,700 acres have been burned in the Hatcher Mountain Road/Indigo Lane fire.

According to Sevier County Emergency Management, evacuations were in force for the Shagbark resort and Hatcher Mountain, Cove Creek, and Indigo Roads.

Several areas’ roads were also closed to provide emergency vehicles easier access. The region surrounding country music queen Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park attractions is on fire.

Parton took to Instagram to convey her sympathy to anyone affected by the California wildfires. “I’ve been following up with everything going on with the fires near my home region,” Parton said.

“It appears terrible on television, but I’m glad of how everyone in the area has rallied like they always do.”

“I’m quite proud of the brave men and women fighting to extinguish the fire.”

She then asked for prayers for everyone harmed by the fire. Parton believes she has received assurances that everything surrounding her Dollywood estate is in order. “I know some people who have been affected,” she continues, “and I hope you will join me in praying for them.”

During this time, I’ve also contacted my Dollywood contacts, who have assured me that everything is great there.”

A Dollywood official said the fire began at 2 p.m. in a heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a closed and unoccupied building on the resort’s grounds.

According to the spokesman, no one was near the event, and personnel could put the fire out before the Pigeon Forge Fire Department arrived. According to a spokeswoman, the park remained open and operational.

The Millstone Gap fire, the second to burn 800 acres in a rural area near the Blount County/Sevier County boundary, was completely out of control and appeared to have little chance of being contained. Investigators are now attempting to determine what caused the fire.

The Pigeon Forge Community Center was a shelter, while the Seymore Heights Christian Church assisted as required.

Tennessee normally has two fire seasons, according to The spring fire season, which runs from mid-February to mid-May, is when the forest “greens up.”

The fall fire season begins in mid-October, when the leaves begin to fall, and lasts until mid-December.

However, it is crucial to remember that wildfires can occur at any time of year. Wildfires can also be caused by nature. However, researchers believe that humans are to blame for approximately 85% of wildfires in the United States.