Charlie Sheen made a desperate plea to find his parents as devastating monster wildfires ravage swathes of California, including the celebrity enclave of Malibu.
Writing on social media, the actor said said he had been unable to get in touch with his film star father Martin Sheen and mother Janet and wanted to know they were “safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario”.
The massive fires are raging out of control in northern and southern California and have already killed at least nine people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
get ahold of
Martin and Janet Sheen.
are in the
group, at the
near Zuma Beach.
has eyes on
please let me
know that they
are safe and sound
in the middle of
this horrific scenario.
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) November 10, 2018
In a post on Twitter, Sheen wrote: “i cannot get a hold 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.”
His parents were later found safe by a US news crew, amid the evacuation of areas threatened by the fast-moving wildfires.
In a message to his four children, Martin said: “Emilio, Ramone, Renee, Charlie, we’re fine.
“We’re at Zuma Beach. We’re probably going to sleep in the car tonight. We’re just fine and hope you guys are, too.”
A number of celebrities have been caught up in the destructive blazes.
Caitlyn Jenner wrote on Instagram: “We’re out of the fire zone and are safe. Thinking about all those that are affected and hope you all are safe too.”
In an accompanying clip she said: “Don’t know if the house made it or not.”
Her stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West, who has been evacuated from the home she shares with Kanye West in the exclusive area of Hidden Hills, northwest of Los Angeles, said flames had come close to the property.
She wrote on Twitter: “Firefighters, I love you and thank you for doing all that you can to keep us safe!”
Later she shared a picture of herself kissing her seven-month-old niece True, the daughter of Khloe Kardashian .
The caption said: “Trying to get my mind off of this fire and snuggling with my niece. We are all safe and that’s all that matters.”
Singer Lady Gaga posted a video on her Instagram account saying she had evacuated her Malibu home, and showing images of dark billowing smoke overhead.
I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 10, 2018
On Twitter, she wrote of her fears for her home in the face of the “abominable fires” and hailed emergency workers as “true heroes”.
She said in a post: “I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones.
“I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.”
I’m worried about my house🔥, but there is nothing I can do.
Friends houses have burned🙏🏻
I can’t bear the thought of there being no Malibu I’ve had a house in Malibu since 1972😭
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2018
Hollywood star Will Smith shot footage of the huge wildfire fire close to his Malibu property.
The actor said his 18-year-old daughter Willow was nervous and had asked him to go outside and make “a daddy assessment”.
Highlighting the proximity of the blaze, he said: “That is very scary. We are prepared to evacuate as soon as we get the word.”
Cher, who said she had lived in Malibu since 1972, tweeted that the wildfire was coming close to her home.
She said: “I’m worried about my house, but there is nothing I can do. Friends houses have burned I can’t bear the thought of there being no Malibu.”
Former EastEnders star Patsy Palmer now lives near Los Angeles and was also forced to leave her home.
In the caption to an image of a smoke-filled sky, she wrote: “Praying for everyone that lost there homes today. We made it out safe. Mother Nature … wow praying for everyone in Malibu & Thousand Oaks.”
In a further post with a picture of a sprawling blaze, she said: “Today Malibu was taken from us by fire. Our community lives on, we will build a new community, a new school.
“We are strong. I love our community. The love we have in our hearts for each other will rebuild this devastating tragedy.”
Evacuated last night. Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains. Thousand Oaks and Agoura are still in danger. Malibu is being evacuated.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 9, 2018
Oscar-winning movie director Guillermo del Toro tweeted that he had abandoned his vast “Bleak House” museum collection of fantasy and horror memorabilia.
“Evacuated last night. Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains,” tweeted del Toro.