Paramount Ranch Fire Has Burned Westworld Sets to the Ground

Paramount Ranch Fire

‘Westworld’ Location at Paramount Ranch Burns Down

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).

When not in use for filming, visitors could stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback. "We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned", the park service explained. Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, the 1990s Western drama starring Jane Seymour filmed there, as well as 1968's Herbie The Love Bug, the acclaimed HBO series Carnivale and more were all filmed there.

It easily jumped eight-lane Highway 101 and rambled over the Santa Monica Mountains to posh Malibu, where it torched homes and cars.

KTTV Los Angeles said the Paramount Ranch set had been used for countless movies and TV shows over the years.

Aaron Paul talked to ET not too long ago, revealing that the upcoming season would not start its shooting before March or even April! It's unclear whether Westworld was planning to shoot at Paramount Ranch for season three, as the season two finale took the show in a much different direction.

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The fire ruined buildings at Paramount Ranch, one of the locations used during seasons 1 and 2 of Westworld.

The Woolsey Fire is burning in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, causing at least 75,000 homes to be evacuated. Westworld isn't now in production, and as the area's been evacuated, we don't know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there yet.

Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for such westerns as "The Cisco Kid" and "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre".

HBO expressed concern for "all those affected by these frightful fires".

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