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Dolly Parton Urges Wildfire Prevention Amid Drought

Posted: 7:58 PM, Nov 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-28 02:20:20Z

Dolly Parton has been seeking help in the battle to end southern wildfires.

The National Park Service released a video Sunday in which Parton asked 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 said the fall weather in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains has been beautiful, but an extended drought created a high wildfire danger.

According to reports, 65 forest fires remained active in Tennessee and have burned more than 15,500 acres.

Heavy rains have been forecast in parts of the region this week.