Johnny Galecki’s ranch in County, California, on Monday night, was burned to the ground in a massive fire. The fire started in the afternoon and spread through the local community east of Santa Magarita, according to CNN.
Galecki’s ranch house, about 190 miles northwest of Los Angeles, was incinerated by the 1,200 acre fire.
Luckily, the “Big Bang Theory” star was not at home during the fire and he had not visited the place since Tuesday night when the incident was first reported by TMZ. An insider told TMZ that even thought he has not been on the property since the fire, he plans to visit once the fire has been fully contained to salvage valuables spared in the disaster.
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The ranch in SLO County, between L.A. and San Francisco, is not Johnny’s primary residence.
Yesterday, Galecki’s representative shared to multiple media outlets, that he expressed sympathy with members of the local community who were affected by the “vicious fire.”
“My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire… It’s never the structures that create a community — it’s the people. And if the people of Santa Margarita have taught me anything it’s that, once the smoke has cleared… it’s a time to reach out and rebuild.”
He also expressed confidence in the people’s resilience when faced by devastating natural disaster. Moreover he thanked the fire department and Sheriff’s Office for their prompt action to contain the fire.
“We’ve done it before, and will need to do it together again, and it will make our community even closer and stronger,” the statement said. “Endless thanks to CalFire and the Sheriff’s Office. I know you guys are fighting the good fight to keep us safe. So very relieved no one has been hurt.”
According to reports from Tuesday night, CAL Fire and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office told residents that they could start returning to their homes. However restrictions remained in place for nonresidents travelling to the area.