The Woolsey fire has engulfed one of Westworld’s iconic filming locations, Paramount Ranch. Used for the show’s main street scenes, the ranch was one of many Westworld filming locations.
On Friday, the historic Western town fell victim to the Woolsey fire. Officials say that they are not permitted to access the damage, as the area is still active.
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. pic.twitter.com/oC4n7KR8ZT
— Santa Monica Mtns (@SantaMonicaMtns) November 9, 2018
A statement shared by HBO reveals that the area has been evacuated and that the fire has directly not interfered with Westworld’s filming, as it is currently not in production.
“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 statement reads. “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.”
You can see the full extent of the damage below.
NEW: Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif., the historic Western town area at where productions including “Westworld” have filmed, burned down Friday in the #WoolseyFire, according to @SantaMonicaMtns https://t.co/M3JzL4R9jT pic.twitter.com/0LfRCsV3jz
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 9, 2018
According to Variety, the town was also used in other productions such as Caught in the Draft, The Lake House, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Quickdraw.
To fans, employees, park officials and residents, the Western town will surely be missed.
I have been leading tours there for years. Heartbroken… ???? pic.twitter.com/ddXzqeLIk7
— Freedom Fries #VetsResistSquadron (@FriesFreedom) November 9, 2018
That tree in the first shot is so so important to my family — it’s where we sit for the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest. I am going to keep this footage forever, I cannot believe it’s gone.
— Megan – Eucalyptus (@newfunerals) November 10, 2018
Heartbreaking. I got married there. This is tragic, and my sympathies to your staff who were amazing.
— Sherri Lindsay (@Wombatador2) November 9, 2018
This is the most disappointed I’ve been in a long time.
— Taylor “from Marketing” Jackson (@SiberianTayger) November 9, 2018
According to TheWrap, the Woolsey fire has spread to 70,000 acres and claimed the lives of two at the time of press. Around 75,000 homes are currently under evacuation.
We are sending our condolences to anyone affected by the Woolsey fire.