'Westworld' Sweetwater location at Paramount Ranch burns down in California wildfires

Jennifer Maas

Paramount Ranch’s Western Town set in Agoura Hills, Calif., where “Westworld” filmed many of its Main Street scenes, has burned down in the Woolsey wildfire.

“We are sorry to share the news that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura,” the official Twitter account for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area tweeted Friday. “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.”

A spokesperson for HBO told TheWrap “Westworld” has used the Paramount Ranch location for Main Street, but the Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy sci-fi series also films at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif. and in Utah, among other locations.

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The network said in a statement on Friday that the Paramount Ranch is one of multiple locations used during seasons one and two of “Westworld,” beyond its primary location at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita. “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,” added HBO.

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HBO told TheWrap that no cast or crew was at the Paramount Ranch location when it burned down.

Paramount Ranch is part of the National Park Service and open to the public. The ranch, first used by Paramount Pictures in 1927, has been used as the filming location for numerous productions, including the films “Caught in the Draft” and “The Lake House,” and TV series like “The Mentalist,” “Weeds” and “Quickdraw.”

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A slew of wildfires hit Southern California on Friday morning, including the Woolsey fire, which forced the evacuation of the city of Malibu. The blaze also threatens the communities of Calabasas and Woodland Hills.

According to KABC, as of 9 a.m. PT, the fires had spanned 8,000 acres amid strong winds. At that time, approximately 75,000 homes were under evacuation orders along the Ventura-Los Angeles border. The blaze, dubbed the Woolsey Fire, started in Simi Valley near the Rocketdyne facility in the Santa Susana Pass.

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