Sunday 25 February 2018

The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki's house burns down in massive fire

Johnny Galecki arrives for the the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Dinner and Show on April 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Johnny Galecki arrives for the the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Dinner and Show on April 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Actor Johnny Galecki attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actors Johnny Galecki (L) and Kaley Cuoco attend the 24th and final "A Night at Sardi's" to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Penny and Leonard in The Big Bang Theory
Leonard and Penny on The Big Bang Theory
Actors Kaley Cuoco (L) and Johnny Galecki attend the Fallout 4 video game launch event in downtown Los Angeles on November 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Bethesda)
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Johnny Galecki's California ranch has burned down in a massive fire affecting the area.

He was not at the property at the time and no one was harmed in the fire.

The Big Bang Theory star (42), who is one of the highest paid actors on television, lost his home on Monday in what has been dubbed 'The Hill Fire', threatening other homes in the San Luis Obispo area, which is located 190 miles away from Los Angeles.

His ranch is believed to be around 1,500 acres in total.

Actor Johnny Galecki attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actor Johnny Galecki attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

cording to a statement from Galecki, no one was harmed in the fire. It's believed he will return to the property when it is safe to do so in order to recover any personal effects which may have survived.

"My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire, the threat of which we live with constantly, which may seem crazy to some but we do so because living in our beautiful, rural area makes it worthwhile," he said in a statement to TMZ.

"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, literally and figuratively, it’s a time to reach out and rebuild.

"We’ve done it before, and will need to do it together again, and it will make our community even closer and stronger. 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."

Actors Johnny Galecki (L) and Kaley Cuoco attend the 24th and final
Actors Johnny Galecki (L) and Kaley Cuoco attend the 24th and final "A Night at Sardi's" to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Penny and Leonard in The Big Bang Theory
Penny and Leonard in The Big Bang Theory

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