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Days before Tennessee wildfire Dolly Parton, Smokey The Bear teamed up for wildfire awareness

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Days before a deadly wildfire burned out of control in her home state of Tennessee, country music legend Dolly Parton teamed up with Smokey Bear for a public service announcement about preventing wildfires. Dollywood, a resort named after Parton located in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is now being threatened by flames.

In the video posted November 27, Dolly posted the following message:

"Hi this is Dolly Parton with Smokey.  Now we had a beautiful fall here in the Smokey Mountains.  But this extended drought has resulted in high wildfire danger.  As dry as it is, please help firefighters avoid wildfires.  Hold off on burning leaves, tie up chains on trailers to avoid sparks, don't park vehicles on dry grass.  Why, even a cozy campfire could spark a wildfire.  Why don't you help firefighters keep the Smokies beautiful.  Right Smokey?"

Since 1944, Smokey The Bear has been working to inform the public about preventing wildfires.  

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