Johnny Galecki, the “Big Bang Theory” star, expressed his thanks to firefighters after a wildfire destroyed his home in Southern California when he returned to San Luis Obispo County where his home is located.
“Thank you to the brothers and sisters of @calfire It is the profound risks that you accept and the sacrifices you and your families make that keep us safe,” Galecki said in an Instagram post. “Thanks also to the many of you who have reached out in support. It is far from lost on us here. #muchlove #movingforwardstronger”
The actor, who plays Dr. Leonard Hofstadter on the popular CBS show, was not home when the Hill Fire ravaged the country side. It’s now 95 percent contained as fire crews continue to work.
“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,” the former “Roseanne” actor told TMZ right after his home went up in flames.
“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.”