Californian wildfires have claimed the famous set
The set of ‘Westworld‘ has burned down after wildfires in California spread to the Paramount Ranch, where the hit HBO show is filmed.
The news was shared by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area’s Twitter account, who said that the ongoing Woolsey fire has claimed the Ranch’s ‘Western Town’ area.
“We are sorry to share the news that the
#WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura. We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned. This area is an active part of the incident and we cannot access it.”
CBS News and reporter John Schreiber shared footage and photos of the aftermath via Twitter, which you can view below.
HBO said in a statement: “Paramount Ranch was one of the locations used during seasons one and two of Westworld, in addition to the primary location at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita.
“Westworld is not currently in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible fires.”
Since its establishement in 1927, Paramount Ranch has been used in the filming of shows such as ‘Weeds’, ‘The Mentalist’ and ‘Quickdraw’, as well as a host of classic movies.
The California fires have seen nine people lose their lives, and 150,000 evacuate their homes. According to The BBC, by midday yesterday (November 9) it covered 14,000 acres of land.
It’s not yet known what the effect will be on ‘Westworld’ itself. The show was not filming at the time of the fire.