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'Big Bang Theory' star Johnny Galecki's home destroyed by wildfire

"Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki's ranch was destroyed by a wildfire in Central California.

Nicole Perna, a rep for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire that erupted Monday on the state's central coast.

TMZ reported that the property, 190 miles north of Los Angeles, was Galecki's "getaway place."

Galecki has played Dr. Leonard Hofstadter on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" since it premiered in 2007. 

"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," Galecki told TMZ

About 250 residents were ordered from their homes in the area of Santa Margarita after the blaze began Monday, but on Tuesday night they were told they could return home. Officials said by Tuesday night, a 2.5-square-mile wildfire in the region was 60 percent contained. 

"Endless thanks to CalFire and the Sheriff's Office," Galecki added to TMZ. "I know you guys are fighting the good fight to keep us safe. So very relieved no one has been hurt."