The set of HBO's Westworld has burned down in flames in the midst of the SoCal wildfire tearing through the homes and towns of California this week. It was also used as the setting for the television show "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" from 1992 to 1997.
Unfortunately, as a result of the Woolsey fire, the set has burned down at Paramount Ranch.
The California fire season normally begins in late spring and lasts through summer. It was acquired by the National Park Service in 1980 but has continued to function as a filming location, serving as a location for the first two seasons of the sci-fi series "Westworld".
The HBO series is also shot at the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, Utah and other locations.
Malibu has been evacuated, and the Paramount Ranch, which is located in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains and is a national park that's open to the public, was also caught in the fire's path.
The site just south of the 101 Freeway in Agoura has been the location for famous film and TV shoots since Paramount Pictures leased the ranch in 1927.
HBO told The Wrap that no cast or crew was at the Paramount Ranch location when it burned down.
California is now experiencing a rash of wildfires, with people being forced to evacuate their homes in the northern part of the state and a separate fire impacting those closer to Hollywood, as well. Westworld isn't now in production, and as the area's been evacuated, we don't know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there yet.
Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for TV series including "The Cisco Kid" and "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre".
HBO expressed concern for "all those affected by these disgusting fires". At least nine people died in or near their homes or vehicles as they tried to outrace the "Camp Fire" that started on Thursday morning, has devastated the mountain town of Paradise, about 90 miles north of the state capital, Sacramento.