Set where ‘Westworld,’ ‘M*A*S*H’ were filmed burns in California wildfire

Angelo Anderson
November 13, 2018

- The iconic Paramount Ranch Western Town, which has been used as the filming location for countless movies and television shows over the years, burned Friday in the Woolsey Fire, according to Santa Monica Mountain officials.

The ranch served as a location for productions ranging from 1938's "The Adventures of Marco Polo" to TV shows "The Mentalist" and "Weeds".

The is also one of the most in-demand locations in California for Hollywood stars seeking privacy and luxury, and has been home to Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt and a host of other celebrities. As of noon on Friday, the fire was moving into the Malibu area, where numerous valuable properties are constructed on the bone-dry, brush-covered hills. From 1992 to 1997, it was used as the setting for the TV show "Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman".

A firefighter looks on as a home is consumed by the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California.

Part of Paramount Ranch burned down during the Woolsey fire in California.


According to the National Park Service, Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres for use as a movie ranch in 1927. Ownership of the ranch has changed hands multiple times over the decades since.

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. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all of those affected by these terrible fires'.

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

He also tweeted resources for horse owners to have their animals evacuated from the Southern California blaze, and called Milano's report that her family and horses had been evacuated "good news".

The Woolsey Fire jumped the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills early this morning and has made its way through the Santa Monicas to the Pacific Ocean. Woods was not among those displaced - he tweeted that he was on the East Coast.

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