Clint Eastwood Pays Visit to Crews Fighting Sobranes Fire

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Cinema icon Clint Eastwood with some firefighters at the Sobranes Fire (Courtesy: Heartland Fire & Rescue)

Cinema icon Clint Eastwood with some firefighters at the Sobranes Fire (Courtesy: Heartland Fire & Rescue)

MONTEREY COUNTY — Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood paid a visit to the crews fighting the destructive Sobranes Fire in Monterey County on Tuesday.

Heartland Fire & Rescue, which sent two strike teams from its San Diego-area jurisdiction to help with the firefighting effort, posted a photo of their meeting to Facebook and Instagram.

Eastwood lives in Monterey County, where he was once the mayor of Carmel.

The Sobranes Fire began in the Garrapata State Park on July 22. Fire investigators say it started as an abandoned camp fire. By August 3, the fire had grown to 45,800 acres and destroyed 57 homes.

The fire was 25 percent contained Wednesday morning.