The National Parks Service announced the news on its Twitter account, which included a shot of one of Paramount's Western street sets. That Westworld set is the same one that's used for HBO's upcoming Deadwood movie, which is now filming.
The historic Western town area located at Paramount Ranch within Agoura Hills, California, host to productions like HBO's Westworld, burned down Friday in the Woolsey fire, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation service reports (via Variety).
The location known as "Western Town" is set in the mountains west of Los Angeles dates to 1927 when Paramount Pictures leased the ranch and began making films there. We don't have details or photos, but it's our understanding that the structures have all burned. "This area is an active part of the incident and we can not access it". Representatives for HBO told The Hollywood Reporter that they are now waiting to learn how bad the damage to the set is and to find out if any of its sets survived the fire.More news: Trump erroneously accuses French President Emmanuel Macron of ‘very insulting’ comments
The deadly wildfire has already destroyed several thousand buildings and engulfed several thousand acres, displacing almost 30,000 people, according to California authorities.
UPDATE: HBO has issued 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". The church used for filming appears to be unaffected at this time. Westworld season 3 has not yet started production.
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"Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" shot there from 1992 to 1997. Comedy Central's Drunk History has temporarily suspended production due to the fires, Derek Waters announced, stating that "love my job but I love my crew more. this ain't amusing".
Approximately 75,000 homes were under evacuation orders in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, officials said in a Friday morning news release.More news: Man Leaps Over Fence Into Lagoon Filled With Crocodiles