Westworld's Main Street shooting set at Paramount Ranch burns down

A group of tourists ride horses through the Western Town in Paramount Ranch in Agoura California USA 31 March 2017. The Western Town formerly owned by Paramount Studios has been a film location in the Santa Monica Mountains outside Los Angeles since 19


The Agoura Hills set used to film the HBO series "Westworld" was destroyed Friday in the Woolsey Wildfire.

When not in use for filming, visitors could stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback. We don't have details or photos, but it's our understanding that the structures have all burned. "Strange" director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Ranch where shows like HBO's "Westworld" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" were filmed. In addition to Malibu, nearby Westlake Village is also under mandatory evacuation; multiple homes have burned already in Westlake Village and Oak Park.

The Woolsey Fire reached the ranch that has been the set of numerous movies over the years.

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You can find out more information about the Paramount Ranch here.

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.

Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for such westerns as "The Cisco Kid" and "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre".

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Westworld was far from the only production to take advantage of the Old West-style buildings and setting for filming.

Westworld has also had scenes shot at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, and other locations, including Utah as well. 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. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all of those affected by these awful fires'.

Fire officials say evacuations due to the raging Southern California wildfire are expected to reach about 148,000 and structural losses are expected to be significant. It is one of three massive fires consuming California that have resulted in at least five deaths and destroyed homes across the state. 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.

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