Dry weather. Record-breaking heat. Falling leaves.

It's a recipe for increased fire risk, but Smokey the Bear is flying to remind East Tennesseans that wildfires are often preventable. 

To help spread the famous mascot's message of wildfire prevention, Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest has partnered with The Resort at Governor’s Crossing in Sevierville, Tennessee to bring Smokey Bear Balloon to White Pine, Tennessee on October 26 and 27. 

Read the full story on WBIR's website.