'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki Thanks Firefighters After His Home Burns Down in Fire

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Despite losing his home in a wildfire this week, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki took the time to thank Cal Fire firefighters on Thursday.

The actor, whose vacation home in San Luis Obispo burned to the ground in the fire on Monday night, took to Instagram with a moving show of gratitude.

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“Thank you to the brothers and sisters of Cal Fire. It is the profound risks that you accept and the sacrifices you and your families make that keep us safe,” Galecki captioned the photo of himself hugging a firefighter while standing in the rubble where his home previously stood. “Thanks also to the many of you who have reached out in support. It is far from lost on us here.”

PEOPLE reports that the fire, named The Hill Fire in California, is estimated at about 1,500 acres in size. The two fires initially reported in the area merged into one massive fire. On Monday night 250 people were evacuated from homes in the area.

Immediately following the destruction of his home, Galecki made a statement in praise of the community and expressing relief that no one was hurt.

“We’ve done it before, and will need to do it together again, and it will make our community even closer and stronger,” Galecki said. “Endless thanks to Cal Fire 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.”

Photo: Twitter / @thr

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