The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki has thanked firefighters for trying to save his home in a raging wildfire on Monday (26Jun17).
The actor’s California retreat in San Luis Obispo was destroyed in the blaze, but he’s thankful no one was hurt, and now plans to rebuild with the help of his community.
The 42-year-old, who was not at the ranch when the fire ripped through the area, has released a statement, which reads: “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.
“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.”
Galecki is still waiting to get the all clear from firefighters to return to his retreat and assess the damage.
The cause of the blaze, which prompted authorities to evacuate residents in around 100 homes in the affected area, is still under investigation.