Johnny Galecki’s House Burns Down in Massive Fire
Johnny Galecki just lost his home.
The Big Bang Theory star’s ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif. was burned down Monday (June 26, 2017) following a massive fire in the area. The house, which stood on a 300-acre lot, was one of the servals homes torched as a result of a wildfire sweeping through the Santa Margarita region.
“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 actor told 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.”
He added, “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.”
As of Tuesday, more than 40 percent of the fire has been contained. Johnny has not seen his estate since it burned down, though it’s said he plans to visit and salvage what remains of it once the roads open up.
Johnny initially purchased the secluded ranch as a getaway from Los Angeles. “There are some vineyards on it,” he told Conan O’Brien in 2012. “I felt like if you’re going to have that kind of land, it should function somehow. I’m not a horse person, and I’m a vegetarian so livestock was out of the question, but I do like wine.”
In April, Johnny and country singer Randy Houser put together a free concert for residents after the local music festival, the Pozo Stampede, was canceled. Almost $18,000 was raised to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to the Rolling Stone.
“I consider them family up there and everyone in the surrounding area, pretty much,” he told the San Luis Obispo Tribune. “When the Stampede was canceled, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to gather friends and family around and do something great for the area, and for Pozo, and for charity as well. It was just a no-brainer.”
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