‘Big Bang Theory’ star’s home burns to ground in Hill Fire

Johnny Galecki.
Johnny Galecki. Invision/AP

The San Luis Obispo County vacation home of “Big Bang Theory” actor Johnny Galecki burned to the ground Monday in the 1,600-acre Hill Fire.

Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, told The Associated Press that his home on a ranch was destroyed. The loss of the home was first reported by TMZ on Tuesday.

The home was one of multiple structures destroyed by the fast-moving blaze that was 65 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. TMZ reported Galecki plans to visit the home to salvage anything that was spared.

“My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire,” Galecki told TMZ. “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.”

Galecki also told TMZ that if the people of Santa Margarita have taught him anything, it’s that “once the smoke has cleared, literally and figuratively, it’s a time to reach out and rebuild.”

Galecki plays Dr. Leonard Hofstadter on the “Big Bang Theory,” one of the most popular on TV. He also was a regular on the sitcom “Roseanne.”

This story has been updated. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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