The Paramount Ranch has been used in numerous film and television projects since the 1920s.
The Western town location seen in Westworld has burned down in the California wildfires.
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area tweeted that “the Woolsey Fire has burned Western Town at Paramount Ranch.”
More recently, the National Recreation Area retweeted a video from the CBS Evening News showing the destruction of the set, which was located at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. HBO provided a statement to Variety noting that production on Westworld was not underway at the time of the fire.
According to Variety, several other productions have used the Paramount Ranch for filming, including Weeds and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Paramount Ranch was established in 1927 by Paramount Pictures and has since been open to the public as part of the National Park Service.
Roughly 75,000 homes have been ordered to evacuate in Southern California as a result of the Woolsey fire. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson tweeted this morning that he had lost his home but noted “we are all safe and that’s the important thing.”
Michael Domanico is a freelance writer. Follow him on Twitter.