Romney with wife Ann.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Although former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigned in New Hampshire Thursday, his thoughts were most certainly across the country.
Romney's second eldest son Matt is one of the evacuees of the California wildfires that have ravaged the southern part of the state for the past four days.
"My son and his family were mandatorily evacuated from their home," Romney said. "They've been in a hotel now for three days and I think this is their third day."
"Their home so far as we know is still fine but they're in Rancho Bernardo," Romney added. "Of course that was one of the areas very significantly hit and the local authorities asked them all to leave their homes, all on their neighborhood."
Romney also said that President Bush's visit to the state Thursday was an "important" step.
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla