What has been dubbed the #HillIC fire swept through 1,598 acres to the north of Los Angeles on Monday night. The blaze destroyed a home on a ranch, belonging to the 42-year-old “The Big Bang Theory” actor, Johnny Galecki, according to a statement by his spokeswoman, Nicole Perna. The actor wasn’t home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. Galecki’s hideaway home is located in San Luis Obispo, near Santa Margarita and close to Los Angeles.

250 residents evacuated during the fire

The New York Daily News reports that when the fire started Monday, around 250 residents were evacuated from the area near Santa Margarita. Firefighters had the blaze 60 percent under control by late Tuesday, allowing people to return to their homes. According to Perna, Galecki has not yet returned to the property, but plans to visit once the fire is completely under control.

Galecki said in a statement that no one was injured in the fire. However he said his heart goes out to anyone who has also experienced loss from the fire, saying this is a threat residents live with all the time. He said it might seem crazy to some people that they live with the danger, but that the beautiful, rural area makes it all worthwhile.

People make the community, not structures, says Johnny Galecki

The "Big Bang Theory" star continued in his statement to TMZ by saying it isn’t the buildings that make a community, but rather the people.

He continued by saying the people of Santa Margarita have taught him is that once the smoke has cleared, it is time to rebuild. Galecki said they had done it before and will probably have to do it again, which makes their community even stronger and closer.

Galecki went on to give thanks to the Cal Fire firefighters and the local Sheriff’s Office for their efforts, saying he knows they are “fighting the good fight” to keep residents safe.

He added that he is happy that no one was hurt in the fire.

As noted by Variety, Galecki plays the role of Dr.

Leonard Hofstadter on the popular CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” The comedy series has recently been renewed for a further two seasons, which will make 12 seasons in total so far. The actor is among the highest paid television stars, together with his co-stars, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons.

He is not only known for “The Big Bang Theory,” however, as he had prior roles in the sitcom “Rosanne” from 1992-1997, a show that is set to return to ABC in the coming season.

Galecki has also starred in various films, including “Prancer” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” both released in 1989. He also starred in the 1997 films “Suicide Kings” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and more recently the 2011 film “In Time” and the 2017 film “Rings.”

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