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Tennessee Wildfire — Massive Bald Eagle Evacuation Underway at Dollywood

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Massive Bald Eagle Evacuation Underway at Dollywood

Dolly Parton‘s Dollywood is under siege from wildfires which have triggered a rescue mission for several bald eagles inside one of the theme park’s sanctuaries.Dollywood, which is near the fires raging in Gatlinburg, TN, is also home to the American Eagle Foundation — a group dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. The group shelters nearly a dozen bald eagles, and we’re told staffers rounded up 50 of the birds Monday night.

We’re told there are still a handful left to be captured and moved. The foundation’s President, Al Cecere, tells TMZ the sanctuary’s location puts the birds at serious risk for smoke inhalation. They’ll remain at a nearby convention center until the air is clear and the park is safe.

Dollywood evacuated guests Monday, but so far firefighters have kept the flames at bay.

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Source: Celebrity

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