Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki posted a photo on Instagram yesterday, thanking the firefighters who tried to save his home.

Sadly, the "Big Bang Theory" star's house in Santa Margarita (which is about 190 miles north of Los Angeles) was lost in the Hill Fire while he was out of town.

Still, Galecki thanked the California firefighters for their service and is seen hugging one in the Instagram photo. "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." He also thanked friends and fans for their thoughts, "Thanks also to the many of you who have reached out in support. It is far from lost on us here."

He returned to the site to see if he could salvage anything from the ashes.

"My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire," Galecki earlier told TMZ. "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."

He also expressed "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."