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We’re fine, father tells worried Charlie Sheen

Martin Sheen said the fire was the worst he had seen in the 48 years he had lived in Malibu

PTI And New York Times News Service Los Angeles Published 11.11.18, 08:07 PM
Charlie Sheen (right) with father Martin.

Charlie Sheen (right) with father Martin. Shutterstock

Charlie Sheen’s father Martin and mother Janet were found by a news crew on Friday after the actor reported both missing on Twitter following the California fire.

Fox 11 in Los Angeles located and interviewed Martin, also an actor, and informed him that Charlie had tweeted earlier that his parents were missing.


Martin took the opportunity to send a message to his son and other children: “Emilio, Ramon, Renee, Charlie, we’re fine, we’re at Zuma Beach and we’re probably going to sleep in the car tonight. We’re just fine. We hope you are, too, and thank this good man, fellow Screen Actors’ Guild member, for giving this opportunity to make contact with you guys.”

Martin said the fire was the worst he had seen in the 48 years he had lived in Malibu.

“I’ve never seen one with this intensity, for this long, that took out so much property and caused such havoc,” he added.

Charlie had tweeted earlier: “I cannot get ahold of my parents, Martin and Janet Sheen. They are in the group, at the staging ground near Zuma Beach. If anyone has eyes on them, please let me know that they are safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario. Thank you in advance.”

Many family members are desperately searching for loved ones missing amid the chaos.

An estimated 52,000 people had evacuated from the Camp Fire, Butte County officials said at a news conference. Sheriff Kory L. Honea said his office had received 35 reports of missing persons.

“This is a big job for us,” Honea said.

The police directed those looking for missing family or friends to the American Red Cross’s website, Safe and Well, where people can register themselves as safe.

Michael de Vulpillieres, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, said more than 3,800 people had registered in the California wildfires since November 8, more than the number reported during Hurricane Michael. He said the site had helped match 539 people with those trying to find them.

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