‘Westworld’ Location at Paramount Ranch Burns Down

Paramount Ranch Fire

Paramount Ranch Fire

One of the L.A. area's most famous movie locations has become a casualty of the destructive wildfires raging across the region.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said the Paramount Ranch known as the "Western Town" served as a location for productions ranging from 1938′s "The Adventures of Marco Polo" to TV shows "The Mentalist" and "Weeds". 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". "We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned", the park service explained.

Thankfully, HBO confirms that no filming for the upcoming season of Westworld was taking place at the time of the fire.

Still, the Woolsey fire has reportedly devastated the Paramount location used for many Hollywood productions over the years, including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.

Just a few minutes after, journalist John Schreiber shared some shots of the destroyed place.

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HBO added in a statement to ET: "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".

Series such as "Westworld" use the Western town set to shoot its Main Street scenes.

"This is eerie. So sad for the history lost. Amazed the church is still standing".

According to the National Park Service, Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres for use as a movie ranch in 1927. 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 said it did not know the extent of the damage and expressed concern for "all those affected by these disgusting fires".

The blaze started Thursday night and by Friday had pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, prompting evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Aguora Hills and other nearby areas.

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