Dolly Parton urges wildfire prevention amid drought

Dolly Parton appears in a publicity photo promoting her album 'Backwoods Barbie.' It was released on February 26, 2008.
Dolly Parton appears in a publicity photo promoting her album 'Backwoods Barbie.' It was released on February 26, 2008.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WATE) – Dolly Parton is seeking help in the battle to end southern wildfires.

The National Park Service released a video Sunday in which Parton asks people to avoid burning leaves, make sure chains on trailers are tied so they don’t cause sparks and avoid parking vehicles on dry grass.

Parton says the fall weather in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains has been beautiful but an extended drought created a high wildfire danger.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that 65 forest fires remain active in Tennessee and have burned more than 15,500 acres.

Heavy rains are forecast in parts of the region this week.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s