Series such as "Westworld" use the Western town set to shoot its Main Street scenes.
The destruction of the ranch was confirmed by the Twitter account for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Twitter.
A wildfire in California has claimed, among other locations, a series of iconic movie and TV sets outside of Los Angeles. We don't have details or photos, but it's our understanding that the structures have all 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".
Alongside the pics, the man wrote: 'Sad for the fans of Westworld and shows like Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as the Paramount Ranch western town set has burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire'. 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.
The deadly wildfire has already destroyed several thousand buildings and engulfed several thousand acres, displacing almost 30,000 people, according to California authorities. The church used for filming appears to be unaffected at this time.
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HBO used Paramount Ranch as one of the filming locations for seasons one and two of Westworld, along with Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, Fox5 San Diego reported.
Paramount Ranch's Western town, first started in 1927, has been used in a number of productions throughout the years, including films American Sniper, Norbit, The Love Bug, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as well as TV series The Mentalist, Weeds, and Quickdraw. The sci-fi drama takes place in Westworld, a theme park filled with life-like robots and meant to act a world of indulgence. "Be safe everyone and save the animals".
A slew of wildfires hit Southern California on Friday morning, including the Woolsey fire, which forced the evacuation of the city of Malibu.
As it stands, 75,000 homes have been evacuated as the blaze sweeps though Ventura and Los Angeles, with the mansion used to film The Bachelor also torched down.