Historic Paramount Ranch, Home To ‘Westworld’, ‘Dr. Quinn’, Destroyed In Woolsey Fire

Angelo Anderson
November 10, 2018

In addition to Malibu, nearby Westlake Village is also under mandatory evacuation; multiple homes have burned already in Westlake Village and Oak Park.

Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses. My home is in jeopardy but. everything with a heartbeat is safe.

The fire had grown to more than 14,000 acres and jumped the 101 Freeway in Agoura despite firefighters' best efforts Friday morning, KTLA reported.

"I'm anxious about my house, but there is nothing I can do", she tweeted.

Unfortunately, as a result of the Woolsey fire, the set has burned down at Paramount Ranch.

California wildfires have burned down the historic Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, destroying some of the sets used for HBO's Westworld. Among the films that shot at the ranch were "Caught in the Draft" with Bob Hope, "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock, and TV shows including "The Mentalist", "Weeds" and "Quickdraw".


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". According to the Malibu Times, they'd initially planned to use it as a dude ranch, but instead placed ads in the trades and changed tack when studios expressed interest in using it as a filming location.

The fire ruined buildings at Paramount Ranch, one of the locations used during seasons 1 and 2 of Westworld.

To be clear, and contrary to early reports: The main sets for the sci-fi drama (such as the central town of Sweetwater with the Mariposa Saloon and adjacent train stop) are not at this location. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these frightful fires.

Actor James Wood asked almost two million of his Twitter followers to use the hashtag #CampFireJamesWoods to help share names of those who are missing in a separate wildfire in Northern California that has claimed five lives.

Woods was not among those displaced - he tweeted that he was on the East Coast.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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