"My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire," Galecki said in a statement obtained by ET. "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. 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 we'll need to do it together again," the statement continued. "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. Much love."
The Hill Fire began around 3:30 p.m. local time on Monday, about 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the fire burned 1,598 acres and was 65% contained as of Tuesday night.