Westworld Sets Burn Down In California Wildfire

A group of tourists ride horses through the Western Town in Paramount Ranch in Agoura California USA 31 March 2017. The Western Town formerly owned by Paramount Studios has been a film location in the Santa Monica Mountains outside Los Angeles since 19

- The iconic Paramount Ranch Western Town, which has been used as the filming location for countless movies and television shows over the years, burned Friday in the Woolsey Fire, according to Santa Monica Mountain officials. By all accounts, the flames have burned the whole area beyond recognition.

As Evan Rachel Wood explained on Twitter, "Westworld" uses the set to shoot scenes for Escalante.

"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". In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the network said, "Westworld is not now in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there". The popular HBO series also filmed at a church that was built on the ranch.

Agoura Hills is located in a hilly area west of Los Angeles.

When not in use for filming, visitors could stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback. Among the films that shot at the ranch were "Caught in the Draft" with Bob Hope, "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock, and TV shows including "The Mentalist", "Weeds" and "Quickdraw".

HBO added in a statement to ET: "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 was far from the only production to take advantage of the Old West-style buildings and setting for filming. "Be safe everyone and save the animals".

Homes have been destroyed and thousands of others are threatened in the growing wildfire, which started near the Los Angeles/Ventura county border Thursday and continued to burn toward the ocean Friday.

Some 88,000 residents have been evacuated as a result, including celebrities, and a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties has been declared.

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