Actor Martin Sheen, who grew up in Dayton and still visits the Gem City from time to time, was found safe after his son, Charlie Sheen, Tweeted that he couldn't reach his parents amid wildfires that are sweeping across parts of Southern California.
The TV crew, Los Angeles Fox affiliate KTTV, went searching for Martin after his son Charlie Tweeted Friday night that he “cannot get ahold of my parents.”
“If anyone has eyes on them, please let me know that they are safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario,” Charlie’s Tweet reads.
Martin Sheen told KTTV that he didn’t expect his house would survive the fire. He thanked KTTV’s reporter Hal Eisner for giving him the chance to make contact with his family.
“Emilio, Ramon, Renee, Charlie...we're fine. We're at Zuma Beach and will probably sleep in the car tonight. We're just fine and hope you guys are, too," Martin Sheen told Eisner.
The wildfire that pushed the Sheens from their home has burned 70,000 acres, destroyed at least 150 homes and forced the evacuation of 75,000 homes, impacting an estimated 265,000 people, according to KTTV’s report.
Martin Sheen occasionally returns to his hometown of Dayton to visit family.
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