Johnny’s ranch is situated in San Luis Obispo, 190 miles away from Los Angeles, and was completely destroyed after being caught in the path of a large fire. He was not home at the time and no one else has been reported as being injured by the blaze.
The actor confirmed the loss of his home to TMZ as well as giving his condolences to others affected by the fire, but notes these kind of things are a risk residents in the area must contend with, saying, “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. It’s never the structures that create a community — it’s the people.”
He went on, “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 will need to do it together again, 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.”
The fire was eating up roughly 1,200 acres in the area and is about 40 percent contained at the time this was written.
Sources say the star hasn’t seen his home since the fire consumed it but is making plans to return to salvage anything left, pending an all clear from the authorities. ~Alexa Caruso