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'Big Bang Theory' actor Johnny Galecki lost his ranch in a 'vicious' California fireby Circa News
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WATCH | A fire rages in California. 

"Big Bang Theory" actor Johnny GaleckI lost his ranch to a California fire that started Monday afternoon, his representative told CNN.

The actor was not at his ranch during the time of the fire.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that the fire had burned 1,598 acres and was 60 percent contained as of Tuesday night.

"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 said in a statement provided to CNN.

More than 250 people near the area had to evacuate their homes during the fire but were able to return on Tuesday evening, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

No one was hurt during the fire, and the actor expressed his gratitude to authorities for ensuring everyone's safety.  

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

Some offered their prayers to the actor and others affected by the fire.

Others say this is nothing new in California.