Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Paramount Ranch Fire Has Burned Westworld Sets to the Ground

Paramount Ranch Fire Has Burned Westworld Sets to the Ground

Most recently, it served as the town of Sweetwater in the HBO hit series "Westworld". In the photos below, you can also see a church set that was used during season 1 of Westworld.

Partly set in Western-themed park wherein tourists live out their fantasies or darkest desires, Westworld has filmed the Main Street scenes at the historic Western town area at Paramount Ranch.

Paramount Ranch, an iconic set used in TV shows and films from Westworld to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has burned in the devastating Woolsey Fire in western Los Angeles County. Those sets can be found at the show's home base at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita and have not been impacted by the fire.

The news was announced via the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Twitter account, which stated that the popular filming location had been severely affected by the fire.

"This is eerie. So sad for the history lost".

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. "Amazed the church is still standing". Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, the 1990s Western drama starring Jane Seymour filmed there, as well as 1968's Herbie The Love Bug, the acclaimed HBO series Carnivale and more were all filmed there. The network said that the show, which has been renewed for a third season, wasn't in production and that it doesn't yet know the extent of the damage, according to the news agency.

ET has reached out to Paramount Ranch for comment.

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. It was immediately in the path of the fast-moving Woolsey Fire, which started yesterday and has increased to 14,000 acres and now threatens the city of Malibu which has been evacuated. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these disgusting fires.

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