'Westworld' Location At Paramount Ranch Burns Down In Woolsey Fire


The main sets for the HBO series, including the central town of Sweetwater featuring the Mariposa Saloon and the train stop, have not been affected, as those are located Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita.

Western structures at Paramount Ranch in Agoura, Calif. was among the damage seen Friday from the Woolsey fire, which sparked Thursday night and so far has engulfed 10,000 acres and forced evacuations.

"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", HBO said in a statement.

Westworld seasons one and two are currently available to stream on NOW TV.

Established by Paramount Pictures in 1927, the ranch hosted such productions as TV's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Weeds, The Mentalist, Quickdraw and HBO's Great Depression-set mystery drama Carnivàle.

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"This is eerie. So sad for the history lost". HBO said it did not know extent of the damage and expressed concern for "all those affected by these terrible fires". "Amazed the church is still standing". Those scenes are filmed at Melody Ranch east of Santa Clarita.

Just a few minutes after, journalist John Schreiber shared some shots of the destroyed place.

The National Park Service that oversees the famed Paramount Ranch said Friday that the Western Town portion of the facility has burned down.

Paramount Ranch was purchased by the titular studio in the late 1920s and served as foreign locales for directors and actors like Cecil B. Demille, Bob Hope, and Gary Cooper, according to the official website. "It offered filmmakers the freedom to create distant locales such as colonial MA in The Maid of Salem (1937), ancient China in The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938), a South Seas island in Ebb Tide (1937) and numerous western locations including San Francisco in Wells Fargo (1937)".

When not in use for filming, visitors could stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback.