Iconic set from ‘Westworld,’ dozens of films burns in wildfire

‘Westworld’ Location at Paramount Ranch Burns Down

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has confirmed that the Western town area at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, California, where HBO's Westworld has filmed, burned down in the Woolsey fire.

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. "Strange" director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Ranch where shows like HBO's "Westworld" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" were filmed.

It easily jumped eight-lane Highway 101 and rambled over the Santa Monica Mountains to posh Malibu, where it torched homes and cars.

The Woolsey Fire now burning in Los Angeles County has destroyed much of the Western Town, a key feature of Paramount Ranch. The 2,700-acre ranch located between Malibu and the Conejo Valley was purchased by Paramount Sudios in 1927.

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Westworld also films at the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, in Uta, h and various other locations. Most recently, it was used as a location for the first and second seasons of HBO's Westworld. The property, now part of the National Park Service, was the set for a number of Hollywood productions, including The Lake House and Caught in the Draft, as well as TV shows such as Weeds, The Mentalist, and Quickdraw. The network said that the show, which has been renewed for a third season, wasn't in production and that it doesn't yet know the extent of the damage, according to the news agency.

HBO expressed concern for "all those affected by these terrible fires".

In the 1950s, Western Town proper was created for TV shows including The Cisco Kid. The big wildfire here in Southern California, known as the "Woolsey Fire", quadrupled in size by Friday evening, covering more than 22 square miles, with no containment.

Actor James Woods asked almost 2 million of his Twitter followers to use the hashtag #CampFireJamesWoods to help share names of those who are missing in a separate wildfire in Northern California that has claimed five lives.

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