'Westworld' Set Burns Down in California Wildfire

Brenda Watkins
November 10, 2018

Most recently, it was used as a location for the first and second seasons of HBO's Westworld.

The historic Paramount Ranch western town movie set was destroyed Friday in the massive Woolsey Fire. Now, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area twitter account has announced that the town and its structures have burned down in the Woolsey Fire.

Photojournalist John Schreiber of KCBS 2 and KCAL 9 tweeted photos showing some of the destroyed buildings.

HBO utilized the town set during filming of its Main Street scenes on hit series Westworld, the sci-fi western that stars Evan Rachel Wood and Anthony Hopkins. Those sets can be found at the show's home base at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita and have not been impacted by the fire.

Westworld was renewed for a third season of HBO.

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Westworld also films at the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, in Uta, h and various other locations. 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. HBO said it did not know the extent of the damage and expressed concern for "all those affected by these disgusting fires".

HBO told The Wrap that no cast or crew was at the Paramount Ranch location when it burned down. In addition to Malibu, nearby Westlake Village is also under mandatory evacuation; multiple homes have burned already in Westlake Village and Oak Park.

The fire had grown to more than 14,000 acres and jumped the 101 Freeway in Agoura despite firefighters' best efforts Friday morning, KTLA reported.

Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses.

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