According to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (a unit of the National Park Service), Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills burned in the Woolsey Fire. The historic "western town" area in the mountains outside of Los Angeles, where projects like Westworld, Gunsmoke, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and many others were shot, has burned to the ground. We don't have details or photos, but it's our understanding that the structures have all burned.
The Malibu, Calabasas, and Agoura areas are all being evacuated due to the Woolsey fire.
The Woolsey Fire now burning in Los Angeles County has destroyed much of the Western Town, a key feature of Paramount Ranch.
Westworld was renewed for a third season of HBO.
One of HBO's most popular shows, Westworld has a cast of big names including Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris that won the network nine Emmys.
California is now experiencing a rash of wildfires, with people being forced to evacuate their homes in the northern part of the state and a separate fire impacting those closer to Hollywood, as well.
Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu
Harrowing tales of escape and heroic rescues emerged from Paradise, where the entire community of 27,000 was ordered to evacuate. The blaze, which broke out on Thursday, had more than tripled in size to 2838ha and was only 5% contained.
The main sets for the HBO series, including the central town of Sweetwater featuring the Mariposa Saloon and the train stop, have not been affected, as those are located Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita.
Film shoots included The Love Bug, Norbit, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Lake House, and American Sniper. 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.
HBO expressed concern for "all those affected by these terrible fires".
Paramount Ranch was purchased by Paramount Pictures in 1927 and the old western town was to be used as a "movie ranch".
Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for TV series including "The Cisco Kid" and "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre".
The Southern California blaze came as a wildfire in Northern California exploded to at least 70,000 acres and killed 5 people.